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Archive for May, 2015

Sunset, Luxor, Egypt 2015

Published on May 31, 2015

  The sun sets just behind a stand of date palms, at the Temple of Luxor.

Into the Egyptian Desert, Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 30, 2015

  This photo was actually taken from the vicinity of the Pyramids, looking towards the desert. Giza ends so suddenly at the Pyramids, and the desert begins, that, aside from the vehicle tracks, one would have no expectation that there was anything out there in the desert.

Camel Ride, Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 29, 2015

This scene reminds me of nothing so much as the promotional shot for the movie Eat, Pray, Love, where the Western women who are the main characters are riding on elephants with their parasols. These camel-riders were doing the circuit around the Pyramids of Giza.  

Stone Blocks, Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 28, 2015

  Layers of stone blocks leading up the the peak of the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops). Being at the base of the pyramids, one really appreciates what a mad endeavour they were, transferring so much stone out into the desert, to build giant mounds for small chamber tombs.

At the Pyramid of Khafre (alternate #1), Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 27, 2015

  The same photo as yesterday’s, done in the style of a plate in an old book, from the late 19th/turn of the 20th century.

At the Pyramid of Khafre, Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 26, 2015

  Despite the crowds, there is still a timeless quality to the Pyramids, with their weathered stone in the greyish, dust-filled Cairo sky. The camel-drivers who offer rides dress in a traditional manner, and I think this photo could have easily been taken in the nineteenth century (I have made an alternate version following that […]

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