Saint Catherine, Egypt  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Saint Catherine (also spelled: St. Katrine is the capital city of Saint Catherine Markaz in the South Sinai Governorate in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. It is located at the outskirts of El-Tur Mountains at an elevation of Template:Convert, Template:Convert away from Nuweiba, at the foot of Mount Sinai and the Saint Catherine's Monastery. Its population is 4,603 (1994).

The Blue Desert (Blue Mountain), just before reaching St. Katherine to the left in a wide open wadi. Anwar Sadat, who loved the area and had a house in St. Katherine, paid with his life for this move. The display was made by Belgian artist Jean Verame in 1980-81, who painted many of the boulders over an area of ca. Template:Convert and a hill blue. From the air it looks like a dove of peace. A popular day trip from the city usually accompanied by a camp fire and music, it adds a bit of blue colour to the red of sunset.




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