Sunday, 07 March 2004
Pix Of The Day: Four Temples: Egypt, Spain & USA
CREDITS (L to R): © Richard T. Nowitz [pictures 1&2]; © David Alan Harvey ;
and © James P. Blair /© NationalGeographic.com, Picture of the Day.
WHERE [L to R]: Egypt [1&2], Spain , and USA . WHAT: important worship sites.
Thumbnail clicks  pop-up source pages with larger images & information.
Regular readers will know that we often visit the NationalGeographic.com 'Picture of the Day' feature. While browsing through the archive we noticed these pictures with a common theme: each of them is a place of worship of world class significance.
We leave you to visit the source pages for clearer pictures, and further details:  Luxor, temple in honor of the Theban triad Amun-Re, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu;  Abu Simbel, despite the overpowering presence of four giant statues of Ramses II, was nominally built to honor the gods Amun, Ptah, and Ra-Hurakhti;  Sagrada Familia Roman Catholic Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain;  Angel Moroni atop the Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, LDS [Latter Day Saints or Mormon] Temple.
Both pictures of Egypt had to be severely cropped to fit into the thumbnail strip, and if you visit the source page to click on the magnifying glass expander, you will be rewarded with panorama aspect ratio pictures that includes a much wider scene.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
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