Saturday, August 22, 2009

View From The End of The Highway


I was coming home from Maadi the other day and we took the last exit off the Ring Road for a change. I stopped to take this shot of the Pyramids of Giza. There is something amazing about having these massive rock piles practically in your backyard.

11 comments:

Hilda said...

I couldn't agree with you more!

I also find it amazing to see so much greenery there. I thought the pyramids were in the desert.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

The pyramids are on a plateau in the desert that overlooks the Nile Valley. Most of the people in Egypt live in the valley, which is very narrow, perhaps 15 km or about 10 miles wide around Cairo. Some places it is narrower. Most tourists only see the city and then take a bus to see antiquities in the desert and they never have a chance to see the beautiful farms in the valley.

Dina said...

Extremely amazing indeed. I'm glad you still feel the awe after so many years of seeing that treasure every day.
Ramadan kareem.

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Much more beautiful view than coming up to them from the valley. I had no idea how close they are to the rest of Giza and Cairo until I actually went there.

Kroniki egipskie said...

I like this view also, but every time I see it I'm going somewhere ... Sometimes it's worth to slow down or stop ...

brattcat said...

Thank you for stopping to take this and thank you for sharing it with us. It in awe inspiring.

Sharon said...

What a fantastic view! You are so lucky to be able to see this sight every day.

tapirgal said...

I'll bet it's amazing to see this every day! What surprises me is all the green. Most of the photos I see are very dry and sandy, although I know there is irrigation and lush vegetation in some areas, I don't associate that much green with the pyramids.

Shammickite said...

Lucky you, to live so close to those huge piles of rock!

Leif Hagen said...

Awesome photo! "Typical Egypt" in my mind!

Jose Rivera said...

Great picture, have nice day.