Monday, 19 July 2010

The Key to the Temple


Queen Nefertari's Temple
Abu Simbel, Egypt

18 comments:

Barb said...

very cool pic,is the key actually used?....Barb

PK Studios said...

Just found you on my sisters blog....great photos. When I saw this one, I had a deja-vous flash.... I remembered seeing this key while at Abu Simbel more than twenty years ago! Thanks for sharing.

Sciarada said...

Ciao Jm, I love the sun enters in the temple and illuminates the guardian, great shot

Jacob said...

Amazing. And the key is really used to open a door? Excellent photo, JM!

Francisca said...

Great shot. Beautiful walls and interesting key!

Rajesh said...

Nice shot. That is a really big key.

tapirgal said...

Seeing the Ankh in this setting is the icing on the cake. I love these ruins, but who doesn't???

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Nothing small about that key is there? :)

Dina said...

Woa, so many symbols here! The man with light and key looks like a spirit.

Photo Cache said...

Oh my what a big key that is.

Joanne said...

é linda esta photo.... não me lembro de a ver!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

excellent light!! great scene! regards

Cobalt Violet said...

It's funny, I can't remember what I did last week but I remember Abu Simbel perfectly from two decades ago and there was a guy standing there with that key! A memorable place and this is a beautiful image.

Serline said...

... and to unlock mysteries of eons past?!?

elvira pajarola said...

What a SUBLIME Photo; the light ...the man with its giant key to the temple...magicly indeed.....almost a front cover for a wonderful fairy tale...!!??
ciao ciao elvira

Joop Zand said...

Beautiful !!

greetings from Holland.

Joop

The Photo Huntress said...

This is just a perfect shot. The lighting is just right.

Dina said...

Shalom JM. Right! I see the similarity in our two photos, but such differences in place, energy, pace. Staggering to think about the differences in the religions and the places.