Welcome to my Egypt Gallery! What can be said about Egypt which is not already been said? As Percy Bysshe Shelley mentioned, to see the civilisation of Ancient Egypt is stirring stuff, “For I am Ozymandias king of kings” etc.
What I can say about Egypt from a personal perspective is that the buildings temples, tombs and pyramids are absolutely fantastic. You can a real sense of history in Egypt. When most of us were grubbing around in fields being hunter-gatherers, these guys were building a civilisation, writing on walls and worshipping cats! The comparison to Facebook is frightening.
These are a few of my favourite photos from my Egypt gallery. I made this trip in 2007 when digital photography was a lot worse than it is today. You can see that in the quality of the photos but hopefully it will give you a sense of what it’s like.
I’m not the first person in my family to have visited Egypt. My grandfather visited here many years ago. He didn’t find it that welcoming, many people trying to shoot him! This was due to World War going on and him wearing a uniform. The gap of 65 years separated our visits and the only people with guns were the security services around the monuments and tombs keeping you safe. Coming from a Non-gun-toting country, the UK, it is slightly disconcerting to see so many guns on display, even though I am ex-military. The MP5 and the Kalashnikov seemed to be the weapon of choice.
I was surprised at how close the edge of the city is to the Sphinx and the Pyramids. In the photos, you see in magazines and the Internet you get the impression that the pyramids are in the middle of the desert. This is not the case within 50 yards of the shops ending, you’ll find the Sphinx. I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to taking pyramid photos, I took mine from a distance and not to get the city in. I was amazed at the rubbish in Cairo. The waterways we passed were chock full of detritus.
Egypt Gallery Conclusions
The one thing I did find a bit wearing was constantly being sold something. Wherever we were, there was someone to sell you something. But that aside, my Egyptian trip will be something I remember for the rest of my life. We did a Nile cruise with a day trip to Cairo to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx. ( Is it just me or does Sphinx sound more of a plural rather than a singular? I think it should be one Spink and many Sphinx. No? Just me then…)
Anyway, Egypt was utterly brilliant and if you get the chance to go – do it!
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Useful Books on Egypt
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