Egypt, Part II

Column, Karnak Temple, 2017

I made a post last month with some color digital photos from my trip to Egypt in February (here.)  Those photos were made in the northern part of the trip, in the area of Cairo and the pyramids.
Now, here are some photos that I made when we were up in the southern part of Egypt, mostly around Luxor and Aswan.  (Yes, as the river Nile flows from south to north, one goes “down north” and “up south” in Egypt.)
While the northern area is dominated by the pyramids at Giza, Abusir, Saqqara and Dahshur, the monuments further south, which generally date from later periods, are more in the line of temples and tombs – the great Karnak temple near Luxor (or, as I like to call it, “Karnak, the Magnificent”) being the best known temple, with the most famous of the tombs, of course, being those in the Valley of Kings at Luxor.
I have also gotten all of my black & white film from the trip developed, but it may be a while until I post any of those, as I still have a lot of photos from my 2015 trip to Ireland to post, and I really have not even begun to scan my film from last year’s three week trip to China and Tibet.
So, enjoy these photos of Egypt now.

Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, Karnak Temple, 2017

 

Photo op, Karnak Temple,2017

 

Masterpiece: a figure of Thutmose III, Luxor Museum, 2017

 

Beauty on the wall, tomb of Ramose, Luxor, 2017

 

Celestial ceiling, tomb of Ramses VI, Valley of Kings, Luxor

 

The Sacred Path to Luxor Temple, 2017

 

Statue of Queen Nefertari, Luxor Temple, 2017

 

Colossus of Ramses II, Luxor Temple, 2017

 

Temple of Seti I, Abydos, 2017

 

Detail, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, 2017

 

Temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu, Luxor, 2017

 

Temple dedicated to Horus, Edfu, 2017

 

Along the river Nile, 2017

 

Detail of temple at Kom Ombo: ‘ankh’ sign holding animal-headed ‘was’ scepters

 

Selfie on “galabiya night” with the author (r.) and Prof. Lanny Bell (l.)

 

Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, 2017

 

Temple of Queen Nefertari, Abu Simbel, 2017

 

Taking a selfie on the Aswan High Dam

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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