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Ancient Perspective – The Great Pyramid of Giza – Cairo, Egypt

 

Photo of the Day – Ancient Perspective – The Great Pyramid of Giza – Cairo, Egypt

The Great Pyramid of Giza is probably the most iconic and recognized travel destination on the planet. You could be in any country, talking to anyone from school aged children to the elderly, and you would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of the famous pyramids located just outside of Cairo in Egypt.

One thing I find interesting about this, is that when 99.9% of people picture the Great Pyramid in their head, they always have a view of it from very far away. In this picture the pyramid appears to have four perfectly smooth sides running up to the peak. This is of course the image that I had in my brain until I actually got up very close on my first visit and had to immediately try to forget 20+ years of ingrained memories of those smooth sides. As you can see in this photo, the pyramids sides are anything but smooth!

Ancient Perspective - The Great Pyramid of Giza - Cairo, Egypt
 

Pyramids Laser Show at Dusk – Pyramids of Giza – Cairo, Egypt

 

Photo of the Day – Pyramids Laser Show at Dusk – Pyramids of Giza – Cairo, Egypt

It is sad, but eventually the endless Photos of the Day related to Russia and Dubai would have to come to an end! But, keep your eyes open, there will certainly be many more from our fantastic trip.

As I was thinking through a photo to share with everyone today, I was of course reflecting on our trip and thought about us flying through Cairo on our return flight from Dubai. Unfortunately with only a 2 hour lay-over, we were unable to dart out to get a glimpse of the pyramids. And although we craned our necks as far as the airplane windows would let us, they were no where in sight on either of our flights.

But alas, it was with great joy that I flipped through our photos of the Pyramids from a couple years back and found an excellent snap to share. This particular photo was taken during the Laser and Light show offered directly in front of the sphinx, but primarily cast upon the 3 major Pyramids of Giza. We certainly recommend this show and although it would have been amazing to see the pyramids again, viewing this photo certainly takes me back in time.

What travel destinations do you enjoy thinking back about?

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