Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Photo for Today - Beit el-Wali

Beit el-Wali courtyard, New Kalabsha, near Aswan

As anyone who has taken photographs in Egypt will know,
the intense light can make a photograph or destroy it.
In this case the light simply wasn't helping, and it was difficult
to photograph the wonderful scenes in the courtyard at the
time of visiting. I was there on a tour, so there were no second chances
but it would be good to go back for another go at some stage.
These were the best of the lot. Hopefully you can make out the
monkey in the top of the two relief images, and the giraffe below.
Both were part of the tribute being offered by the defeated Nubians, the
theme of this particular wall.

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