Sunday, July 18, 2010

More From Giza

I would have loved a carriage ride, wouldn't you?
Did no do the camel ride, wasn't too crazy about it.
Really hard to turn one's back and walk away from the pyramids, believe you me.
Lucky we didn't find the place too crowded.
On many many images online and on magazines, I have seen the Sphinx in vivid color. This is how I saw it, bland and lifeless. I was a bit disappointed. It must be the lighting. This was dusk. I don't know how it got dark too quickly from the pyramids ride to here, is not even 5 minutes.
The sun was starting to go down and the light wasn't really complementary to the Sphinx I thought.

18 comments:

  1. it is still spectacular. i am guessing, but the vivid colors we usually see with the pyramids were probably taken during the summer. you need to revisit.:p

    ReplyDelete
  2. wow, the photos are still amazing. i want to go...badly :(.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've just browsed a travel brochure and the Sphinx was so colorful with the pyramid in the background. It must've been taken at the break of dawn. At any rate, your shots are still amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. i would love to try and ride a camel but that's when i start reducing weight. by the way, are you allowed to go up those pyramids?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am surprised at all the people there. I'm not sure if I could stand the heat. it looks so hot.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Believe me riding a camel is NOT pleasant. You have its hump bumping against the small of your back coupled with the fear that you might fall or worse the camel will have tantrums and run off with you clinging desperately trying not to fall! hehe

    I've never been to Egypt but now I will just visit your blog to enjoy your experience.
    Great shots, as usual! =)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like the best time to go would be early morning, when the sun shines on the Sphinx. Your photos sure still make it look grand! More than what it looks like, it's the thought of its age, history and engineering feat that's truly awesome.

    I think I'd rather have the carriage ride than a camel ride too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. i don't think the sphinx looks lifeless,
    it's still what it is...remarkable! ^0^
    but it must be the weather and time.
    nevertheless, the fotos look stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am enjoying your posts on Egypt so very much. The Giza shots are fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great views indeed. The images of the Sphinx are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. @LUKE - it wasn't hot when we were there in November. It probably maxed up to mid 70s. So it was really pleasant and the breeze was lovely.

    @ DAPHNE - I wasn't really keen on getting on a humpy animal so I passed :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. Unbelievable pictures, Maria. I once rode a camel at the Wild Animal Park outside San Diego (years ago when my kids were little). I laughed out loud uncontrollably the entire time. It's a movement I've never felt before or since. Too bad you didn't try it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. ah, the desert up close. i like it.

    ReplyDelete
  14. beautiful. ibang level talaga f you see the real thing personally..

    ReplyDelete
  15. Carriage ride is more interesting to me than a camel ride, just because I have already tried it. But I would want to be photographed while riding a camel there with the pyramid as the background.

    Even if you consider your "meet up" with the Sphinx as lifeless, I found your photos beautiful. :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. It's the sphinx!!! Cool. So jealous of you.

    What are your plans for the weekend?

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Awesome, looks like fun being had. DOn't stress the lighting, suck in that atmosphere and that history!!

    ReplyDelete