Monday, November 9, 2009

Tea Break at Dahshur


Some of the tourist police and their camels take a break in the afternoon in the shadow of the Bent Pyramid at Dahshur. This pyramid is interesting for its sort of squashed shape (the builders used too steep an angle initially and then had to lower it) and for the fact that it is one of the only pyramids that still has its facing stones.

29 comments:

Dina said...

The men look so small against the huge stones. What a great picture, especially when enlarged!

brattcat said...

Men and camels both resting in the shade of the pyramid. Wonderful.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I never have thought about the ancient engineers sort of making it up as they went along - but they must have, just to learn what was possible... Nice photo with the side of the pyramid looking like a natural cliff with strangely regular rocks.

Three Rivers Daily Photo

tapirgal said...

Fascinating info and image! What a cool post.

Erika Jean said...

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Brandi said...

Congrats on your Blog Of Note today! : )

I love Camels. : D

Gretchen said...

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atypicalheroine said...

Your blog — which is to say your lifestyle — is delightful. What flavorful, diverse experiences you have.

Your photos are beautiful. I particularly like your picture of the roosting dove; such warm tonality.

Sophie said...

I like to go on travel and to see what you've saw someday...

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TasteMaker said...

one site i want to visit in my lifetime..very cool.

Luisa Mercado said...

I always have this love for enchanting places like Egypt. It started when I was in high school and began reading novels and books about travel and adventures.

I wish to visit Egypt in the future...

Chef E said...

I love your blog and glad I found it on blog of note...I look forward to your photos and comments...

allwebtips said...

wow, a superamazing egypt i've ever now and have a tea under the pyramid....:D

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blessingsgoddess said...

Great pictures !

Jane said...

Great photos, sorry to hear about you husband. Very interesting place though, I have always wanted to see the Pyramids. Thanks for sharing:)

A Good Moroccan said...

Great place for a tea break !

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Merri said...

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Crys said...

Me dá calor só de olha para a foto.

REDSTAR said...

I've never traveled outside the US, yet that picture has left me with the urge to go out there and travel. Its Beautiful.