The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt

pyramids giza egyptEveryone has seen a million pictures of the pyramids at Giza, but you can't really do them justice until you see them up close. Or from a distance so you can take them in together.

They are bigger than you imagine from the photos. In fact, you can see them from the Citadel in Cairo, about 30 kilometers away. In other words, they are the size of mountains.

According to my Fitbit, Kris and I walked more than ten┬ákilometers (six miles) all around the pyramids, including way out into the desert more than a kilometer away from the roads and tourists in order to get this shot. These are the three large pyramids, including the “Great Pyramid” on the right. It's quite a bit further away than the darker granite one on the left, which is actually much smaller. The three small ones in the foreground were built for the wife and children of the Pharaoh buried in the one just behind it.

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4 thoughts on “The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt”

  1. worth all those steps on the fit bit to get this shot. Many people as you say only think of a pyramid or two so wonderful you could get them all in.
    it is also great that you had a nice, clear day. Often it is very hazy and polluted out there. enjoy

  2. We lucked into a rather small but constant breeze from the west, which kept all the smog in Cairo, where it has a nice home. And we had some nice clouds that put the pyramids in shade sometimes, but also provided a nice sky as a backdrop.


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