Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.

no honestly it is one of the most amazing places on the face of the planet, I think I came back with somewhere in the region of 500 pictures from that one day, and would have had more if I hadn't filled my memory cards up.

you have Karnak, itself, which is mindbogglingly huge, if you get away from the main tourist areas, you can find yourself in a several acre area with noone apart from the odd local wandering in deserted ruins. if you stick to the main tourist area, prepare for the crush.

Two and a half kilometeres across town, connected by avenues of stone sphinxes, which are gradually being exposed by the antiquities department from underneath the sand and houses, lies Luxor temple where the second picture was taken. om the other side of the river you have both the Valley of the kings, and the valley of the queens, plus the ruins of some other temples, the temple of queen Hapshepsut, and the granaries of the pharoh mentioned in the old testament.

You could easily spend a week there, just taking pictures.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 11:01:01 AM EST
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