Monday, February 8, 2010

Not Much Sewing Going On

I had hoped to have some quilty things to show you today, but even though I sewed for awhile today, I wasn't too thrilled with what I did.  So, no sewing for today...
Instead, I'll show you a couple a pictures from Egypt.  We've all heard of the pyramids and the Sphinx, but at the foot of the largest pyramid is a small museum devoted to a boat!  Out there in the desert!  Our guide, Sam (an Egyptologist) explained that there are differing explanations for them, but that they are considered death boats that carried that pharaoh's spirit from the time of death until he was entombed.  Whatever they were for, it's a really interesting thing to see.  Also, it's something I'd never heard of.

I didn't get any really good pictures of the pyyramids and the Sphinx together, but this will at least show their relationship to one another.  But one thing the picture doesn't show, is that right behind the photographer (me) there are buildings and streets and houses.  I just always thought that these wondrous monuments were out in the desert away from everything else, but they're really not.
And finally, another picture just because....  Here's hubby getting ready for a camel ride!  Even though you can't see it, he had the biggest smile on his face.


3 comments:

Barb said...

So very interesting!!! Keep em coming!!

Dena said...

Welcome Back! I've always wanted to visit Egypt and tour the pyramids. Lucky you! I'm not sure I'd trust that boat in the water, it doesn't look very sea-worthy. lol

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I could see that smile, if that's him in the photo. How great to be able to experience something like that.