Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Luxor Egypt March moon & Sunset

On average, a person has two million sweat glands.and mine are all working at the moment.Last day of March   Sunset,   moon and sun

29th March  

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Friday, March 26, 2010

The moon difference in 24 hours

see the difference in yesterdays blog.

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 the difference in a day
The moon @ 17. 45  as the sun is setting.
The moon at 15.50  after sundown.

The sun going down behind Luxor Temple 
The sun ha gone down  now we can see the obelisk and the Statues of Ramsis  in front of the first Pylon wall.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Luxor Egypt 5.30 in the morning

I got up very early this morning no real reason as I was making a cup of tea, I noticed the sky was a pink glow, got dressed to take some photos as always from my roof balcony problem is we are not the highest house in this area , the shots are restricted to one area and always have the new belfry towers of the new build Church or the mosque minaret in the view, so went back to get dressed to go out. to take shots from near the Nile. so today I am going to show you what I saw of God's amazing creation, because I feel he woke me up especially to see it,
the view on leaving my home. with the new dig Avenue of the sphinx on my right.

looking back again as I decided I was going on the Nile River Itself if the ferry boat was waiting.

And another shot of the sky back to my home and over the Temple of Luxor  sun rise will be to the left in the next but one frame..

and again the same shot but half way across the Nile

A full view with my pocket olympus camera. 
and again  after landing on the west Bank.   before I got in a minibus to my destination  I had decided to go to see my friend at the Temple of Medinet Habu,    see all the photos   and what is Medinet Habu.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

the new Coptic Church Luxor Egypt

The loudest  minaret in luxor happens to be next door.  

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Luxor Egypt Fire sky

First photo from my Balcony  then 2 from the roof balcony.
This was the sky from my home  balcony on 18/3/10 over Ramsis temple and the Nile In Luxor Egypt  

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Luxor Temple at dusk

The late Ibis heading for wherever they spend the night. and two pigeons resting on the Pylon wall of the Luxor Temple.  with the top of the Obelisk in the foreground.

Luxor temple history  just for you parag the know all.
Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 B.C.E.
Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or "the southern sanctuary", the temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Chons and was built during the New Kingdom, the focus of the annual Opet Festival, in which a cult statue of Amun was paraded down the Nile from nearby Karnak Temple (ipet-isut) to stay there for a while, with his consort Mut, in a celebration of fertility – whence its name.
The earliest parts of the temple still standing are the barque chapels, just behind the first pylon. They were built by Hatshepsut, and appropriated by Tuthmosis III. The main part of the temple - the colonnade and the sun court were built by Amenhotep III, and a later addition by Rameses II, who built the entrance pylon, and the two obelisks (one of which was taken to France, and is now at the centre of the Place de la Concorde) linked the Hatshepsut buildings with the main temple.
To the rear of the temple are chapels built by Tuthmosis III, and Alexander. During the Roman era, the temple and its surroundings were a legionary fortress and the home of the Roman government in the area. hence the roman murials stil on its walls.
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