Sunday, December 20, 2009

SSS #83: shot at Step Pyramid area at Saqqara, Egypt




35 comments:

  1. Oh, so lovely! Talk about antiquity and architecture! Thousands of years later, it is still breathtaking. Beautiful shot...

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  2. Cool shot.
    I can almost imagine the Pharaos walking along, enjoying the shade of the pillars!

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  3. Aaahh, that is beautiful. And it is my dream to visit Egypt. I hope you enjoyed!

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  4. That is super cool! I hope you have a lovely holiday season!

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  5. Lovely atmospheric photo! Happy Christmas!

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  6. Beautiful light and shadows, I also love the picture in your header. :)

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  7. What wonderful shadows and architecture, I enjoyed your photos.

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  8. That's a beautiful shadow shot and it gives us a peek into the ancient world. Intriguing!

    Your header photo is lovely. Are they shadows of leaves? Very pretty.


    Thanks for visiting me. ;-)

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  9. Wonderful shadows you've captured in this ancient place ... and fascinating textures in the previous post too. Thanks for visiting me at Sacred Ruminations ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  10. Amazing how they built such structures with just pulleys and rudimentary tools. Lucky for us they've survived so long. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. The antiquity merges with the modern - the artifact and the person of today. The sun and the shadows are linked mow, ant they link the different eras very nicely!

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  12. what a beautiful capture you got in here.

    My SSS can be found here. Merry Christmas!

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  13. History and shadow -what a great combination!
    Merry Christmas!

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  14. The colors and shadows of the pillars are pretty. Cool shot.

    Warm wishes for the New Year!

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  15. This is a great shot! I would love to visit Egypt one day. Happy Christmas!

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  16. Great shot ... happy holidays!

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  17. What a marvelous shot for the day! I couldn't agree more about what a terrific combination history and shadows make. And to think that after thousands of years the beauty is still there and in one's mind you could indeed walk with the Pharaohs.

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  18. What a beautiful shadow shot! Egypt is a place I've always wanted to visit. Thanks for the wonderful glimpse!

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  19. Simply fabulous, just knowing the centuries of people that have walked these isles is simply mind boggling!

    Have a wonderful Christmas holiday fellow shadow hunter!!!

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  20. Wow - great picture. Very dramatic. Those ancient columns don't look stable anymore.

    thanks for visiting my blog.

    Speaking of Finland (not that we were) I had a chance to perform Sibelius's 2nd Symphony Friday night. What a magnificent piece of music! We almost got it right.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  21. Egypt!...I want to take shadow shots there, too:-)

    The shadow in your header is awesome!

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  22. I love this! Beautiful place and wonderful shadows! :)

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  23. I love the narrowness of the aisle with those magnificent pillars. Fab shot.

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  24. What a great shadow shot! Sorry I haven't been around much lately but wanted to stop by to say hi! :-)

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  25. PAULA
    It's amazing to think how life was in those days...

    NICOLEB
    hoooooooo, booooooo! scared?!

    WANDERLUST
    Maybe one day your dream will be true!

    TRACY
    Thanks! I'm going to have a short break - so I'm not in next SSS. Happy holidays!

    FRAYEDATTHEEDGE
    Happy holidays!

    GERALD
    boooooo, ghost shadows! :)

    DIANE AZ
    header, you too...thanks! Maybe I keep there forever! :)

    PAM
    thanks!

    PATTI
    yes, branch of a palm tree...

    STORYTELLER
    thank you! Nice to see you here!

    CRAFTY GREEN POET
    thanks!

    GOLDEN WEST
    it is amazing! Today's buildings, how many years they should survive? 100 yrs? :)

    RALPH
    today we couldn't build those miracles to last as long those have!

    JOOPS
    nice to see you here! I'll visit your blog later!

    BEVERLEY
    I agree!

    JUANA
    thanks!

    QUASI SERENDIPITA
    maybe you will... :)

    DORTE
    thanks!

    SYLVIA
    it is amazing! You too, have a great week!

    JOYSWEB
    thanks! Maybe you will come here one day...

    SWEET REPOSE
    thanks - see you again next year! :)

    JAZZBUMPA
    I love Sibelius! WOW! I'm happy to hear that you like his music too!
    Cheers! :)

    PINK
    you too, maybe I have to invate you all to our home!? :)

    MARY
    thanks!

    SARAH
    thanks! Give my reagards to Callum! :)

    MARTHA
    don't worry! We should have other life too!
    I'm going to have a short break soon...

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  27. Pretty shot! Now I have to go read about it....

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  28. Good Afternoon From Michigan, Thank you so much for your comment. Love your photos. Great shots. Would love to have some sunshine. Could you please send some? Would someday love to visit your beautiful country. Thanks again for visiting

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  29. Hi BLOGitse,

    Lovely shot. I love the light and the perspective. It must be so fabulous to take in all that ancient history!

    I also want to send you Warm Wishes for the holiday season, though I'd be most interested to hear how this time is spent in Egypt!

    Mainly wanted to take this time to thank you for all your support and encouragement this year. Your words have meant so much to me.

    And I'm looking forward to more of your photography next year!

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  30. You got plenty of good angles to choose from there in the land of the sun. Good light and shadows.

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  31. LISA
    thanks, hope you enjoyed the reading :)

    LINDA
    I sent you some sun. I hope you got it! :) We'll meet again!

    STICKUP ARTIST
    I'm so happy to see you here!
    I support you because you're GOOD.
    You're talented and kind person - most of the talented photographers DO NOT comment here even if I've left comments on their blogs.
    Maybe they feel they are above me and my snapshots. Maybe their reputation would be spoiled...
    Don't know.
    But I'm happy I found you via Owen, he's a great guy!
    Happy Christmas!

    CHROME3D
    great to see you here!
    At the moment I couldn't shoot any shadow shots because it's grey and foggy out there! :)

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  32. I've never seen anything like it before. Good to look into the distance. Interesting colours. Tantalising . . . what's what.

    Lucy

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  33. LUCY
    More Saqqara pics coming in January... :)

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