Night falls in Esna and sellers were finalizing the last sales of the day
The sellers in Esna
Prior to the industrial revolution, the cruise ships use to stop at the small ruins of Esna during the height of Egyptian tourism, but after the revolution all cruise ships stopped going to Esna. So the shop keepers resorted to rowing out to cruise ships and tossing their wears in an effort to make any money. Currently, this practice is maintained and has become an attraction for tourists who sail the Nile on cruise ships.
This photo was taken while night falls in Esna and sellers were finalizing the last sales of the day. Tourists wait aboard the ships to pass through the locks to continue their way along the Nile River.