Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday Snapshot



Saturday Snapshots is hoted by Alyce at At Home With Books.

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky below. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
Some photos from our trip to Egypt. These are taken in Giza, just outside Cairo. Who would believe there is a KFC directly across the street???




The Pyramids of Giza are over 4500 years old. They were built as the burial places for Khufu, Khfare, and Menkaure, three Pharaohs during the Old Kingdom.

Despite the efforts of many people to dismantle and plunder them, they have survived to this day. They are visible proof of the superb mathematical, construction and organisational skills of the ancient Egyptians. This was serious project planning!!!

They are the only remaining original Seven Wonders of the World.




 I did a Photoshop of this photo and pasted my husband's face riding the camel!

 Boat Pits







 Here is an excellent article if you wish to read more about Giza.


Ground Plan of the Great Pyramid Complex of Khufu

16 comments:

  1. I wonder why on earth they let a KFC open next to such a historical site? Doesn't make sense does it?

    Gill

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  2. What an amazing site!! I can't for the life of me understand the KFC being located there though!!

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  3. Wonderful! I had to laugh about the photoshopped picture....

    What a great array of shots.

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  4. These are all so awesome. When we visited Mozart's house in Austria I was appalled to see KFC right there also. Horrible!

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  5. Awesome - the pyramids have fascinated me for decades. Love looking at pictures of them.

    Saturday Snapshot

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  6. What a great collection of photos. I love the woven saddles on the camels. Gorgeous!

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  7. Oh these are lovely. I'm just amazed at what the Egyptians accomplished with sweat and backbreaking labor. And the camels - not my favorite sort of ride - and they spit, don't they? LOL

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  8. Hi!
    Awesome snapshots! Thanks for sharing your trip. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books

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  9. The KFC would seem completely out of place! Thanks for sharing your photos of your trip! I'd love to go there someday, and I'm assuming it's one of those places that's breathtaking in person.

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  10. This looks like an amazing trip! I would love to go there!

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  11. Cool photos! I've always wanted to go to Egypt. Thank you for the taste of it. :)

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  12. Great photos! Egypt is definitely high on my list of must-visit places. And let's face it: if it wasn't a KFC, it would have been a McDonalds.

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  13. Those are fantastic photos. I'd love to go there one day.

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  14. Egypt would be an extraordinary place to visit. I've seen tv footage showing the built up city so close, pictures make it seem so isolated. It's a bit like the White House, I was so surprised when I visited it- the tv makes it look like it's in the country, but of course it's in the middle of DC.

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