Almost there, but we left before seeing it 100% erect. If you want to see the final position you'll have to visit my friends blog, she did a great job capturing the entire event and she's a much better photographer! I love Germany, its quaint traditions and willingness work together for community.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Photos taken in my neighborhood. Celebrating Springtime and all that is green--something I won't get next year.
I haven't been posting much lately because despite having loads to share, I am simply overwhelmed with life at the moment. We are moving this summer, July 1st to be exact and school (where I am employed full time) ends June 30, how's that for nuts. Not only am I trying to purge my house of unnecessary clutter, I am also getting a daughter ready to send off to college and preparing for another international move.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
This small quarry is home to the unfinished obelisk--it's important because it sheds light on how the ancients quarried these massive needles in the sky. The obelisk, commissioned by Queen Hapsethut was abandoned when a large crack split down the middle. The ancients tried to salvage the stone by making a horizontal cut, but alas they abandoned the stone altogether.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Located between the Aswan high and low dams, the temple complex of Philae is one of the sites saved by Uneseco in the 1960's when the entire complex was moved to higher ground. It is quite an amazing story actually. Due to rising water between the two dams the temple became flooded. Initially, the water would rise and recede, but eventually the only way to visit the temple was by boat. That's when Unesco stepped in. The complex was photographed then cut into 40,000 pieces, moved just a few hundred meters to a higher island and put back together like a puzzle. Check out the wikipedia page to see photos from 1908.
In the collage below notice the ancient Greek graffiti, Christian cross and original temple island.