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Andrys Basten | profile | all galleries >> Egypt and Jordan 2009 >> Egypt and Jordan Photos - Draft and preview tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Egypt and Jordan Photos - Draft and preview | Petra photos - Walking the Ancient city in Jordan | Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor / Thebes and Valley of the Kings | VIDEO: Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor / Thebes

Egypt and Jordan Photos - Draft and preview

These are just a few sample photos to get started, from the 3 weeks, taken with the Canon SX10 IS.   17 more days of travel shots will be uploaded eventually - Egypt & Petra, Jordan.  Will move these photos to their regional folders after I begin uploading chronologically.

  There's also the walking through Petra (Jordan).  These are pictures of the walk down the Siq (gorge) path, which ends at the appearance of the Treasury building, and then visitors explore the rest of the old city.

  PC users should toggle the =F11= key (each tap is an On/Off), for full-screen view.

Click on any image to get the larger version.  Then click on "Next" or "Previous" to see other ones.





*** ( For FULL SCREEN: PC's, press/toggle F11.  Mac's, maximize screen. ) ***


Cheops (Khufu), Chefren (Khafre), and Mycerinus (Menkaure)Cairo in the background, 14 miles away
Cheops (Khufu), Chefren (Khafre), and Mycerinus (Menkaure)
Cairo in the background, 14 miles away
The Three Pyramids of Giza
The Three Pyramids of Giza
Camel Riders - Cairo suburbs across the way
Camel Riders - Cairo suburbs across the way
Old-style monochrome version of entrance to pyramids
Old-style monochrome version of entrance to pyramids
Sphinx between Chefren (Khafre) and Khufu (Cheops)
Sphinx between Chefren (Khafre) and Khufu (Cheops)
Bracing himself for the throngs, the Sphinx looks tense. View from outside low-walled area.
Bracing himself for the throngs, the Sphinx looks tense. View from outside low-walled area.
Chefren pyramid with limestone cap remaining
Chefren pyramid with limestone cap remaining
Closer to the sphinx's area, Cheops Pyramid at right
Closer to the sphinx's area, Cheops Pyramid at right
The Sphinx from same spot, w/zoom Note Pharoah's headdress
The Sphinx from same spot, w/zoom
Note Pharoah's headdress
Trying to go view the rest of the Sphinx
Trying to go view the rest of the Sphinx
I reached the other side
I reached the other side
Close-up. Said to be Chefren but likely he restored it..
Close-up. Said to be Chefren but likely he restored it..
Tired of the masses, he rides back with us.
Tired of the masses, he rides back with us.
The Bent Pyramid, built by Senefru, father of Cheops/Khufu Much of the limestone covering remains. Dahshur.
The Bent Pyramid, built by Senefru, father of Cheops/Khufu
Much of the limestone covering remains. Dahshur.
Caretaker at Red Pyramid - Dahshur
Caretaker at Red Pyramid - Dahshur
At Red Pyramid - Dahshur
At Red Pyramid - Dahshur
Mary Ann, leaving Pyramid of Titi (Teti) - Dahshur
Mary Ann, leaving Pyramid of Titi (Teti) - Dahshur
First sighting of Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) from bus in Cairo suburb
First sighting of Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) from bus in Cairo suburb
Nearing the pyramids at Giza - from our moving bus.
Nearing the pyramids at Giza - from our moving bus.
At the entrance to the site
At the entrance to the site
The big one - Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
The big one - Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
There's Cairo in the background.
There's Cairo in the background.
From the same area
From the same area
The building blocks of the large pyramid
The building blocks of the large pyramid
Wider view of stepped blocks
Wider view of stepped blocks
Mom-daughter duo Phyllis and Lisa
Mom-daughter duo Phyllis and Lisa
Very rare rain - (3 times/yr. avg) Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
Very rare rain - (3 times/yr. avg) Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
Yasser Wahab, our Egyptologist, Anita, and Phyllis and Lisa
Yasser Wahab, our Egyptologist, Anita, and Phyllis and Lisa
Closer shot of limestone casing cap of Chefren (Khefre)
Closer shot of limestone casing cap of Chefren (Khefre)
At Chefren - Am enjoying the camels after a brief drizzle
At Chefren - Am enjoying the camels after a brief drizzle
I was just sitting on a rock perimeter watching the action.
I was just sitting on a rock perimeter watching the action.
Experienced camel riders balance via a leg around the pommel.
Experienced camel riders balance via a leg around the pommel.
Those are the usual bodyguards in the background.
Those are the usual bodyguards in the background.
We saw many kissing camels - very sweet
We saw many kissing camels - very sweet
Aftermath of rain, which occurs an avg 3 days a yr.  Chefren
Aftermath of rain, which occurs an avg 3 days a yr. Chefren
Decisions.  Photo op or no.
Decisions. Photo op or no.
Beach at hotel in Sharm Al-Sheikh (where Mubarek fled)
Beach at hotel in Sharm Al-Sheikh (where Mubarek fled)
Beach chair umbrella
Beach chair umbrella
Moon breaking through clouds - 1 sec exposure
Moon breaking through clouds - 1 sec exposure
Moon, seen better via zoom on my small SX10 IS. From the lounger.  Knee-held shot.. Clouds.
Moon, seen better via zoom on my small SX10 IS.
From the lounger. Knee-held shot.. Clouds.
The hotel's Souk coins-for-food area
The hotel's Souk coins-for-food area
We were upgraded (twice) to double suites!  No add'l cost
We were upgraded (twice) to double suites! No add'l cost
Breakfast area
Breakfast area
Morning view from the hotel
Morning view from the hotel