Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Hate Everything

"Conventional photographs of the Sphinx, such as the one featured in this month’s issue of Smithsonian magazine, are taken looking west and give the impression that the figure and the three pyramids sit in a remote Egyptian desert. The reality is that urban development of Cairo and Giza have brought the cities to within easy walking distance, as one can see from a Google satellite view. This photo, taken from inside a nearby fast food location, emphasizes that reality in a dramatic fashion."



Wings1295 said...

Ok, that surprises me. Ugh!

Bubbashelby said...

How else would all those fat American tourists get to enjoy the grandeur of the pyramids?

Of course the term "walking distance" is used loosely in regards to them.

Mike Rea said...

On Nova last week, the subject was the Sphinx and the efforts to preserve and decipher some of it's mysteries. The opening scenes showed the same Pizza Hut from the Sphinxes perspective.

meheart said...

Junk food and sightseeing does it gets any better? Spell check said it not me.