The last wonderJuly 24th, 2008 | Posted by in 01-Egypt | New 7 Wonders of the World | UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Last night we took a trip over to the Pyramids of Giza with Frank and his Niece Paris to see the pyramids sound and light show. We were really looking forward to it, having seen these amazing 4,000 year old monuments all our lives in documentaries etc. and it was truly inspiring.
Their extraordinary shape, impeccable geometry and sheer bulk made you gaze in awe for hours. Frank suggested we take in the show first before visiting the pyramids up close, as it would answers our never ending questions on ‘how they were built and why? in the form of a visual display. It was brilliant – a bit too ‘Hollywood’ in some of the effects, but so interesting. It explained the importance of the Nile to both the pyramids and to the greater Egypt. It was difficult to take photos in the dark, so you’ll just have to come and see it yourself.
We are heading back today to spend another few hours walking around and, depending on the crowds and heat, visit the inside of at least one pyramid. Each pyramid is constructed differently, so each tells its own story. It’s been a long time since a tourist attraction has taken our breath away – we can’t wait to visit again today.
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