“IN PHOTOS” is a series I will use to share many of the hundreds of photos I have taken during my travels. It is a series I have thought about for a while now, but did not want to start until I got back home from my trip. However after spending a week in Chefchaouen, Morocco I couldn’t wait any longer. “IN PHOTOS” will not have a set schedule like my “MUSIC MONDAY” or “PHOTO ROUND UP” series. “IN PHOTOS” will be a post with several photos with no limit. The only restriction this series will have is that it must be about a certain subject or theme. I will write a brief paragraph or sentence describing the subject or theme of the photos and then post the photos. I will label the photos (if you hover over them with your mouse you will see the label), but I will not caption the photos like I do on my blog post or on “PHOTO ROUND UP” with my thoughts. I want to use “IN PHOTOS” to share my photos and let you come up with your own thoughts about the images and hope you share them with me.
As I mentioned before Egypt for me has always been land of the Mummies… the Pyramids… the Temples… the Gods… the Deserts… the Nile and now the Revolution. Well after a week and a half here I was finally going to be seeing my 1st temples and wow did they impress me. I made my way from Cairo all the way to Aswan. It was a 15 hour train ride down there, but very comfortable since I was making my way there in the 1st class sleeper train (more on that later). Upon arriving in Aswan I knew I was going to love it already… the atmosphere was a bit different then Cairo and more calm. We planned a tour at the hotel, to get us to all the temples we wanted to visit and it was as simple as that. The next morning we woke up at 3am to head off to Abu Simbel (about 4hrs from Aswan) and then Temple of Philae along with few other stops along the way. As for history of the temples, I will let ya read up on them here (Abu Simbel) & here (Philae). As for my experience there, I know I say this so often, but I was just in AWE… admiring it all and loving it all. The temples are huge, I mean fucking huge. I always wonder how it was they made them… I really have no clue. I know photos won’t do it justice either, but I’ll leave ya with a few so you can get an idea of they are like.
-ABU SIMBEL TEMPLES-
-TEMPLE OF PHILAE-
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