Travels in Finland and abroad

March 11, 2020

Nile cruise8 / Crucero por el Nilo8 / Croisière sur le Nil8 / Cruzeiro no Nilo8

In English:

What to see on the Nile Cruise?

General information.

In 2011, we spent one-week vacation on the Nile cruise in Egypt. We bought all-inclusive package tour, including flights between Helsinki and Hurghada, transfers between Aswan and Hurghada, all visits on ancient temples, nights on a cruise boat with food and drinks.

How it was! Awesome. All the temples leave on visitors an unforgettable impression. There is much to see and to shoot photos. I shot 1926 photos of which I’ll present 361 in eight posts! We visited to these temples: Karnak, Luxor, Kom Ombo, Philae, Hatsesup, Colossi of Memnon.

The cruise is like making a time travel, travelling back in history for thousands of years. The scenery changes slowly and life along the banks of the Nile seems to be slow life, no hurry. From time to time we encountered other cruise ships, onshore we saw bovines, camels, fishermen, shacks, debris, palm trees, distant mountains, and as the evening progresses, spectacular sunsets.

The slow life continues on a cruise boat, eating, drinking ,sun bathing, admiring sceneries, resting and swimming in a pool. Everyday worries and care are behind and it’s time to enjoy life. The mind is filled with the excitement of waiting to see all those old temples.

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Temple of Hatshepsut.

The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut of Dynasty XVIII (1479–1458 eaa)

When seeing this temple from far, it seems to be huge and it is huge, because it has three terraces which height is 29.5 meters (97 feet). I could not find its width. Sorry. Hatshepsut was the sixth the pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who ruled for more than 20 years! The temple was closed meaning that I shot only outside photos. Anyway, there were sculptures, surrounding mountains and a nice view over the valley.

Hatshepsut built hundreds of temples and monuments across the country, repaired the damage caused by Hyksos during the second half-year, and increased trade with neighboring countries.

Where it is? It is situated in upper Egypt and distances to these places are: Valley of the Kings (823 m), Valley of the Queens (1.7 km), Luxor (5.3 km), Luxor Temple (5.4 km), The Karnak Temple (5.6 km). This means that in the area there are huge number of places filled with history to be seen! We also visited to the Valley of the Kings, but no photographs, because we had to leave our cameras in the busses. This post consists of 34 photos of Temple of Hatshepsut and 12 photos of Colossi of Memnon.

Colossi of Memnon.

Same day we visited admiring two huge statues – Colossi of Memnon. When seeing them, I gaped my mouth open. Two stone platforms on which they sit is about 4 m (13 ft) high and these two figures are about 15 m (50 ft) high, which means that they reach up to 18 m (60 ft). These two statues of stones present Pharaoh’s Amenhotep III on the West Bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor in Theban Necropolis. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which was quarried at el-Gabal el-Ahmar (near modern-day Cairo) and transported 675 km (420 mi) overland to Thebes (Luxor). The stones are believed to be too heavy to have been transported upstream on the Nile. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple.

This post ends my series of Nile cruise. Thank you for travelling with us thru my photos.

En español:

¿Qué ver en el crucero por el Nilo?

Información general.

En 2011, pasamos una semana de vacaciones en el crucero por el Nilo en Egipto. Compramos un paquete turístico con todo incluido, incluidos vuelos entre Helsinki y Hurghada, traslados entre Aswan y Hurghada, todas las visitas a templos antiguos, noches en un crucero con comidas y bebidas.
¡Fue maravilloso! Increíble. Todos los templos dejan en los visitantes una impresión inolvidable. Hay mucho para ver y tomar fotos. ¡Saqué 1926 fotos de las cuales presentaré 361 en ocho publicaciones! Visitábamos a estos templos: Karnak, Lúxor, Kom Ombo, Philae, Hatshepsut, Colosos de Memnon.

El crucero es como viajar en el tiempo, viajar en la historia durante miles de años. El paisaje cambia lentamente y la vida a lo largo de las orillas del Nilo parece ser lenta, sin prisas. De vez en cuando nos encontramos con otros cruceros, en tierra vimos bovinos, camellos, pescadores, chozas, escombros, palmeras, montañas distantes y, a medida que avanza la noche, espectaculares puestas de sol. La vida lenta continúa en un crucero, comiendo, bebiendo, tomando el sol, admirando paisajes, descansando y nadando en una piscina. Las preocupaciones y los cuidados cotidianos están atrás y es hora de disfrutar la vida. La mente está llena de la emoción de esperar para ver todos esos viejos templos.

Esta publicación:

Templo de Hatshepsut.

El templo mortuorio de la reina Hatshepsut de la dinastía XVIII (1479–1458 eaa)

Al ver este templo desde lejos, parece ser enorme y es enorme, porque tiene tres terrazas cuya altura es de 29.5 metros (97 pies). No pude encontrar su ancho. Lo siento. ¡Hatshepsut fue la sexta Faraona de la dinastía XVIII que gobernó durante más de 20 años! El templo estaba cerrado, lo que significa que solo tomé fotos externas. De todos modos, había esculturas, montañas circundantes y una bonita vista sobre el valle.

Hatshepsut construyó cientos de templos y monumentos en todo el país, reparó el daño causado por los Hicsos durante el segundo semestre y aumentó el comercio con los países vecinos.

¿Donde es? Está situado en el Alto Egipto y las distancias a estos lugares son: Valle de los Reyes (823 m), Valle de las Reinas (1.7 km), Luxor (5.3 km), Templo de Luxor (5.4 km), Templo de Karnak (5.6 km). ¡Esto significa que en el área hay una gran cantidad de lugares llenos de historia para ser vistos! También visitamos el Valle de los Reyes, pero no fotografías, porque tuvimos que dejar nuestras cámaras en los autobuses. Esta publicación consta de 34 fotos del Templo de Hatshepsut y 12 fotos de Colosos de Memnon.

Colosos de Memnon.

El mismo día visitamos admirando dos enormes estatuas: Colosos de Memnon. Al verlos, me quedé mirándolos con la boca abierta. Dos plataformas de piedra en las que se sientan tienen aproximadamente 4 m (13 pies) de altura y estas dos figuras tienen aproximadamente 15 m (50 pies) de altura, lo que significa que alcanzan hasta 18 m (60 pies). Estas dos estatuas de piedras presentan el Amenhotep III del faraón en Cisjordania del Nilo, frente a Luxor en la necrópolis de Tebas. Las estatuas están hechas de bloques de piedra arenisca de cuarcita que fue extraída en el-Gabal el-Ahmar (cerca de la actual El Cairo) y transportada 675 km (420 millas) por tierra hasta Tebas (Luxor). Se cree que las piedras son demasiado pesadas para haber sido transportadas río arriba en el Nilo. La función original de los Colosos era hacer guardia en la entrada del templo conmemorativo de Amenhotep.

Esta publicación finalizará mi serie de cruceros por el Nilo. Gracias por viajar con nosotros a través de mis fotos.

En francais:

Que voir sur le navire de croisière sur le Nil?

Informations générales.

En 2011, nous avons passé une semaine sur la croisière sur le Nil en Égypte. Nous avons acheté un forfait tout compris, comprenant les vols entre Helsinki et Hurghada, les transferts entre Assouan et Hurghada, toutes les visites dans des temples anciens, des nuits en bateau de croisière avec nourriture et boissons.

Comment c’était! Impressionnant. Tous les temples laissent aux visiteurs une impression inoubliable et profonde. Il y a beaucoup à voir et à prendre des photos. J’ai pris 1926 photos dont 361 dans huit messages! Nous avons visité ces temples: Karnak, Louxor, Kom Ombo, Philae, Hatsesup, Colosses de Memnon.

La croisière est comme un voyage dans le temps, remonter dans l’histoire depuis des milliers d’années. Le paysage change lentement et la vie sur les rives du Nil semble être lente, sans hâte. De temps en temps, nous rencontrâmes d’autres navires de croisière. À terre, nous voyions des bovins, des chameaux, des pêcheurs, des cabanes, des débris, des palmiers, des montagnes lointaines et, au fil de la soirée, des couchers de soleil spectaculaires. La vie lente continue sur le bateau de croisière: manger, boire, se bronzer, admirer des paysages, se reposer et nager dans une piscine. Les soucis et les soins quotidiens sont derrière et il est temps de profiter de la vie. L’esprit est plein d’attente de voir tous ces vieux temples.

Ce post:

Temple d’Hatchepsout.

Le temple funéraire de la reine Hatchepsout de la dynastie XVIII (1479–1458 ch.)

En voyant ce temple de loin, il semble être immense et il est énorme, car il a trois terrasses dont la hauteur est de 29,5 mètres (97 pieds). Je n’ai pas pu trouver sa largeur. Désolé. Hatchepsout était le sixième pharaon de la 18e dynastie qui a régné pendant plus de 20 ans! Le temple était fermé, ce qui signifie que je n’ai pris que des photos extérieures. Quoi qu’il en soit, il y avait des sculptures, des montagnes environnantes et une belle vue sur la vallée.

Hatchepsout a construit des centaines de temples et de monuments à travers le pays, réparé les dégâts causés par Hyksos au cours du deuxième semestre et accru le commerce avec les pays voisins.

Où est-ce que c’est? Il est situé en Haute Égypte et les distances jusqu’à ces endroits sont: Vallée des rois (823 m), Vallée des reines (1,7 km), Louxor (5,3 km), Temple de Louxor (5,4 km), Le temple de Karnak (5,6 km ). Cela signifie que dans la région, il y a un grand nombre de lieux chargés d’histoire à voir! Nous avons également visité la Vallée des Rois, mais pas de photos, car nous avons dû laisser nos caméras dans les bus. Ce message comprend 34 photos du temple d’Hatchepsout et 12 photos des colosses de Memnon.

Colosses de Memnon.

Le même jour, nous avons visité en admirant deux énormes statues – Colosses de Memnon. En les voyant, je les ai bayé aux corneilles la bouche ouverte. Deux plates-formes en pierre sur lesquelles ils sont assis mesurent environ 4 m (13 pi) de haut et ces deux personnages mesurent environ 15 m (50 pi) de haut, ce qui signifie qu’ils atteignent jusqu’à 18 m (60 pi). Ces deux statues de pierres présentent d’Amenhotep III du pharaon sur la rive ouest du Nil, en face de Louxor dans la nécropole thébaine. Les statues sont faites de blocs de grès de quartzite qui a été extrait à el-Gabal el-Ahmar (près du Caire moderne) et transporté 675 km (420 mi) par voie terrestre jusqu’à Thèbes (Louxor). Les pierres sont soupçonnées d’être trop lourdes pour avoir été transportées en amont sur le Nil sont soupçonnées. La fonction d’origine des Colosses était de monter la garde à l’entrée du temple commémoratif d’Amenhotep.

Ce poste se termine ma série de croisière sur le Nil. Merci de voyager avec nous à travers mes photos.

Em português:

O que ver num cruzeiro no Nilo?

Informação geral.

Em 2011, passamos uma semana de férias no cruzeiro do Nilo no Egito. Compramos um pacote com tudo incluído, incluindo voos entre Helsinque e Hurghada, transferências entre Aswan e Hurghada, todas as visitas a templos antigos, noites em um barco de cruzeiro com alimentos e bebidas.
Como foi! Impressionante. Todos os templos deixavam aos visitantes uma impressão inesquecível. Havia muito para ver e tirar fotos. Tirei 1926 fotos, das quais vou apresentar 361 em oito postagens! Visitamos esses templos: Carnaque, Luxor, Kom Ombo, Philae, Hatsetsup, Colossos de Mêmnon.

O cruzeiro é como fazer uma viagem no tempo, viajando de volta à história por milhares de anos. O cenário muda lentamente e a vida ao longo das margens do Nilo parece ser lenta, sem pressa. De tempos em tempos, encontramos outros navios de cruzeiro; em terra, vimos bovinos, camelos, pescadores, barracos, destroços, palmeiras, montanhas distantes e, à medida que a noite avança, pôr do sol espetacular. A vida lenta continua em um barco de cruzeiro, comendo, bebendo, tomando banho de sol, admirando paisagens, descansando e nadando em uma piscina. As preocupações e os cuidados diários estão atrasados e é hora de aproveitar a vida. A mente está cheia da emoção de esperar para ver todos aqueles velhos templos.

Esta postagem:

Templo de Hatshepsut.

O templo mortuário da rainha Hatshepsut da dinastia XVIII (1479–1458 ea)

Ao ver esse templo de longe, parece enorme e enorme, porque possui três terraços cuja altura é de 29,5 metros (97 pés). Não pude encontrar sua largura. Peço desculpas. Hatshepsut foi o seis o faraó da 18ª dinastia que governou por mais de 20 anos! O templo estava fechado, o que significa que tirei só fotos externas. De qualquer forma, havia esculturas, montanhas circundantes e uma bela vista sobre o vale.

Hatshepsut construiu centenas de templos e monumentos em todo o país, reparou os danos causados por hicsos durante o segundo semestre e aumentou o comércio com os países vizinhos.

Onde fica? Situa-se no alto Egito e as distâncias a esses locais são: Vale dos Reis (823 m), Vale das Rainhas (1,7 km), Luxor (5,3 km), Templo de Luxor (5,4 km), Templo de Karnak (5,6 km). Isso significa que na área há um grande número de lugares cheios de história para serem vistos! Também visitamos o Vale dos Reis, mas não fotografamos, porque tivemos que deixar nossas câmeras no ônibus. Este post é composto por 34 fotos do Templo de Hatshepsut e 12 fotos dos Colossos de Memnon.Colossos de Memnon.

Colossos de Memnon.

No mesmo dia visitamos admirando duas estátuas enormes – Colossos de Memnon. Ao vê-los, me fiquei boquiaberta. Duas plataformas de pedra nas quais elas se sentam têm cerca de 4 m de altura e essas duas figuras têm cerca de 15 m de altura, o que significa que elas atingem até 18 m (60 pés). Essas duas estátuas de pedra apresentam Amenhotep III do Faraó na Cisjordânia do Nilo, em frente a Luxor na Necrópole de Theban. As estátuas são feitas de blocos de arenito de quartzito extraídos em el-Gabal el-Ahmar (perto do Cairo moderno) e transportados 675 km por terra para Tebas (Luxor). Acredita-se que as pedras sejam muito pesadas para serem transportadas rio acima no Nilo. A função original dos Colossi foi vigiar a entrada do templo memorial de Amenhotep.

Este post termina a minha série de cruzeiros no Nilo. Obrigado por viajar conosco através das minhas fotos.

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49 Comments »

  1. Hello! Thank you for a wonderful trip. I enjoyed it a lot. And I was impressed by the splendor of ancient civilization. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — March 11, 2020 @ 08:37 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank you following our Nile Cruise and loving it. This was the end and next time back to Finland and to the northern parts. Next post I’ll shows how we can at the same moment in two countries. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2020 @ 08:51 | Reply

  2. Bonjour Matti, C’est somptueux, les ancêtres de Numerobis avaient un sacré talent !
    Bises et bonne journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — March 11, 2020 @ 09:22 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Oui ç’est ça. Merci encore de laisser votre aimable commentaire. La prochaine fois, je présente la Finlande en l’hiver.

      Bonne journée à toi et bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2020 @ 09:30 | Reply

  3. Thanks for the tour. Some great memories. I used to live in Egypt.

    Comment by leggypeggy — March 11, 2020 @ 09:30 | Reply

    • Hello.

      Thank you following our trip in Egypt. I am glad if my posts aroused memories in your ming.

      Have a wonderful day

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2020 @ 09:41 | Reply

  4. I’ve enjoyed experiencing the wonders of the Egypt through your photographs. A wonderful trip. Thank you.

    Comment by Cathy — March 11, 2020 @ 09:42 | Reply

    • Hello Cathy.

      Thank you leaving your praising comment and following our Nile Cruise.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2020 @ 09:47 | Reply

  5. Such a memorable trip Matti, thank you for showing us more of your wonderful photos.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — March 11, 2020 @ 11:56 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      I am glad that you also my final post of my Nile Cruise. Next post – new adventure in Finland! Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2020 @ 11:58 | Reply

  6. Good evening (^^)
    Thank you for the wonderful Nile Cruise report. I was able to feel the greatness of Egyptian civilization.

    Have good days.

    Comment by saganhama — March 11, 2020 @ 12:44 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      I am very glad when reading your comment and that you have with a virtual tour thru my photos on Nile. Thank you commenting.

      素晴らしい日を過ごしてください!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2020 @ 12:48 | Reply

  7. I found myself wondering about the relationship between this Memnon and the character from Greek mythology named Agamemnon. I’d never heard of Memnon, but found that Greek mythology considered Memnon an Ethiopian king: son of Tithonus and Eos. As a warrior, Agamemnon was considered to be equal to Achilles. Very interesting! The Colossi are fascinating. I’d only heard of the Colossus of Rhodes, so it was fun to learn about these, and enjoy your wonderful photos!

    Comment by shoreacres — March 11, 2020 @ 13:11 | Reply

    • Hello LInda.

      Thank you for your praising and interesting comment. I am glad that you visited my blog,

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2020 @ 13:15 | Reply

  8. Great set of pics. Thanks for bringing ack memories of our own visit!

    Comment by matthewmckinnonsblog — March 11, 2020 @ 14:56 | Reply

    • Hello Matthew.

      Thank you, Memories are important for us. Thru them we can relive them again.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2020 @ 07:35 | Reply

  9. My wife and I have been watching quite a few documentaries on Ancient Egypt lately, and so your post on the temple of Queen Hatshepsut was a great pleasure for me so see. Thank you!

    Comment by Peter Klopp — March 11, 2020 @ 15:08 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      Thank you leaving your kind words.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2020 @ 07:40 | Reply

  10. What a civilization with this history. Thank you for these amazing pictures!

    Comment by utesmile — March 11, 2020 @ 15:20 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank you commenting and following our Nile Cruise.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2020 @ 07:44 | Reply

  11. Thank you for sharing your great post.

    Comment by 洋子 — March 11, 2020 @ 19:08 | Reply

    • Hello Yoko-san.

      Thank you commenting and praising my photos. I am glad that you followed our Nile cruise thru my posts.

      Have good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2020 @ 07:49 | Reply

  12. Lovely post Sartenda and great photos. I’d like to visit Egypt, but am not sure we ever will, so it’s good to “see” it this way. Vivienne

    Comment by viviennemackie — March 11, 2020 @ 20:56 | Reply

    • Hello Vivienne.

      Thank you commenting. Wise words!

      Have a winderful day!Hello Vivienne.

      Thank you commenting. I appreciate it. Wise words!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2020 @ 07:52 | Reply

  13. Thanks for this remarkable look into these ancient treasures. M 🙂

    Comment by mvschulze — March 11, 2020 @ 21:07 | Reply

  14. I can’t begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed this series of posts. I may not get to Egypt in person, but I have experienced the grandeur and beauty of the historic Nile region through your wonderful photos. Thank you.

    Comment by seniorhiker — March 12, 2020 @ 01:21 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      How nice comment. Thank you praising my posts and followed our Nile cruise thru my photos and posts.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2020 @ 10:36 | Reply

  15. It’s good to see people in these photos because they really give a great indication of the vast size of the structures and statues.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — March 12, 2020 @ 07:11 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank you commenting and following our Nile Cruise. Next time – Finland.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2020 @ 10:38 | Reply

  16. Incredible photography! Absolutely stunning of a place I know I will not see in this lifetime. These look as though taken from another world altogether. I SO enjoyed this post! Thank you!! xo

    Comment by AmyRose🌹 — March 13, 2020 @ 16:01 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      Thank you praising my photos. This cruise will stay in our mind during the of our life.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2020 @ 07:58 | Reply

  17. Thank you! your trip photos.
    I feel human’s power is great! from your photos.
    your country is all right for covid-2019 ?
    be worried to world.
    キース(←penname)

    Comment by キース — March 14, 2020 @ 09:19 | Reply

    • Hello Keith-san.

      Thank you commenting. Well, I’ll check newest information. Finland 215. No death. Japan 738 and 21 death. We have to remember that Statistics is changing every day.

      Here you can check situation:

      https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2020 @ 12:15 | Reply

  18. Toujours aussi grandiose et impressionnante, cette visite! Tes photos rendent bien la majesté des lieux et tu as bien fait de photographier des personnes autour des monuments car ils donnent l’échelle (on a ainsi une idée des dimensions) 👏
    Belle journée, Matti et merci une fois encore pour cette belle visite qui me fait voyager dans le temps et l’espace 😀
    Bises!

    Comment by malyloup — March 14, 2020 @ 13:45 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Quelle grande joie ce fut de lire votre adorable commentaire!

      Hier, c’était le dernier jour quand notre grand héros français a mis fin à sa carrière sportive. Soupir. Nous avons suivi ses compétitions depuis 10 ans! C’était drôle que ses courses aient commencé en Finlande il y a dix ans exactement et se soient terminées en Finlande exactement hier (même jour).Il était un homme très sympatique et semblait être amical envers tous et il n’a jamais été orgueilleux.

      Voici des informations sur Martin Fourcade:

      https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Fourcade

      Merci Maly.

      Vive Martin, Vive la France!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2020 @ 09:06 | Reply

      • quelle belle coïncidence, merci pour cette information, Matti!
        et à propos d’information, est-ce que la Finlande est touchée par le coronavirus?

        Comment by malyloup — March 15, 2020 @ 09:15 | Reply

        • Oui. C’est triste partout dans le monde. Les chiffres d’hier de la Finlande sont: Nombre total de cas 225 et décès zéro. Nous recevons la dernière mise à jour vers 11 heures.

          Voici le meilleur lien; en anglais, mais facile à lire:

          https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

          Les gens ont amassé la plupart du papier WC. Ils ont peur que cela se termine. Nos usines de papier ont informé hier qu’aucun problème, nous ferons des heures supplémentaires.

          Matti

          Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2020 @ 09:40 | Reply

          • merci Matti, restons optimistes car le printemps est là et le soleil est, pour moi, le meilleur antidote
            bises!

            Comment by malyloup — March 15, 2020 @ 09:55 | Reply

  19. I never cease to be amazed at how ancient civilizations built such huge and durable structures. Thank you for sharing your trip with us, especially since I have never been to Egypt.

    Comment by Zambian Lady — March 21, 2020 @ 06:47 | Reply

    • Hello Zambian Lady.

      Oh, how nice comment. Thank you praising my post. Yes, even today, ancient civilizations amaze us.

      Happy and healthy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 21, 2020 @ 08:17 | Reply

  20. These were fantastic photos, Matti, and much appreciated. I don’t know if I will ever get to Egypt, but I find it fascinating, and this was a great joy for me. The Temple of Hatshepsut is so immense and beautifully restored. The Colossi of Memnon was equally as exhilarating. I went to Wikipedia and saw that there is a phenomenon of the statue singing. I really liked all the different angles and perspectives you provided on both of these structures. Your photos induced me to read more, on Wikipedia, thank you for the introduction. And now I am off to see your previous Egypt posts. Many thanks.

    Comment by Jet Eliot — March 22, 2020 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Hello Jet.

      Oh, thank you leaving your praising comment. It was a great joy to read it that you appreciated my photos and texts.

      Stay healthy!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2020 @ 07:33 | Reply

  21. I like the photos that show:
    1.The scale of the larger landscape context;
    2.The scale of the human construction; and,
    3.The humans.

    All three in the same photos–tells a huge story. Thank you.

    Comment by flahertylandscape — March 23, 2020 @ 12:53 | Reply

    • Hello.

      Well-structured comment! Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2020 @ 13:03 | Reply

  22. Great photos! I loved Luxor when we visited in 2011.

    Comment by carolinehelbig — April 7, 2020 @ 19:11 | Reply

    • Caroline. What a coincidence!

      It was also in 2011, when we made a Nile cruise. You just saw the last part of my 7 posts of our Nile cruise.

      Thank you. Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 8, 2020 @ 06:52 | Reply


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