Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Original Colours


Column and ceiling details of the Temples of Sobek and Horus (2nd century BC)
Kom Ombo, Egypt

23 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These are two extraordinary views of an extraordinary place. I hope that none of the artifacts and archeological sites suffer damage from the current unrest.

JM said...

Dave, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo has already been vandalized but I really hope the authorities, whoever they are now (the army so far...), can prevent all sites from being damaged.

supermac said...

Beautiful pictures. I shudder at the thought of the museum and other important artifacts being vandalized ;-(

Lindsay said...

At last, one of your fantastic pictures of a place I have actullay seen (other than thje London ones). Keep them coming.

magda said...

Amazing photos !!!
Greetings

DeeBee L. said...

These photos are a great tribute to Egypt...
Let's hope the degradations will be stopped before it's too late!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that's so sad to hear, JM!! I do hope some of these incredible sites can be saved!! It would be so terrible to lose them now!! Thank you for the amazing captures!

Sylvia

Filip Demuinck said...

Very nice, we were planning to go to Egypt this year but now we are in doubt. Hope everything calms down soon.

Greetings,
Filip

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Isn't it amazing that the colors are still so vibrant after all these centuries.
I took a class in dyes and the natural dyes last the longest without fading. Amazing to me. MB

Fabien said...

Superbes de netteté et de précision, ces photos !

Halcyon said...

Wow! So beautiful. It looks like my dreams of going to Egypt are becoming less and less possible. I will have to enjoy your photos. :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is beautiful, I hope it has not been damaged in the riots :( Diane

Jacob said...

Quite incredible. You are so fortunate to have been able to visit these places. I certainly hope they are not destroyed in the current upheaval.

Barb said...

JM,wonderful photos it's just sad all the violence going on there now....Barb

Siddhartha Joshi said...

so beautiful...

Francisca said...

I'm hugely saddened to read your comment to Dave, JM... I had read that the people themselves were guarding against vandalism.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

The amazing Egypt!!!
Lesser Known Trichy

Cezar and Léia said...

I want so much to see all of that for myself, but it's quite a mess over there now...
God bless you!
Cezar

Babzy said...

wonderful details :)

Cobalt Violet said...

Have the artifacts inside been disturbed? Let's hope what happened with the museum in Bagdad doesn't happen in cairo. great shots. Beautiful things... I posted some Egypt too last week. Let's hope it all turns out ok.

tapirgal said...

Really? Original colors outdoors? That is amazing. So beautiful!

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