|Can you guess what this is going to be? More later!|
|Some of the shops along the lower Corniche|
|Another view of the mysterious installation|
|Plantings waiting to go in. Love the baby cacti!|
Some of the sphinxes uncovered during the excavation of the Avenue of Sphinxes between Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple.
Many have been cobbled together from various bits and pieces (not necessarily from the same sphinx!) with a lot of cement in between. I still find it hard to understand why so many homes and businesses had to be torn down for this result. There are many more complete or almost complete examples in the areas close to the two temples.
And just opposite that sphinx, another door to add to my collection!
Some street scenes, one looking north on the eastern side of the avenue of sphinxes and another looking east along Emilio Hotel Street:
|Mosque and First Pylon at Luxor Temple|
|Luxor Temple Colonnade with the sacred mountain in the background|
Last picture of the day, a view of the mosque and First Pylon from ground level across the plaza in front of the temple:
|Mosque and First Pylon from ground level across the plaza in front of the temple|