Well known Karnak Temple is situated in Luxor. Karnak Temple is constituted of many buildings reminisceting small town but not a separate construction. This place is one from “Have to see in Egypt” list
Karnak Temple complex consists of many constructions that were built for many thousand years ago by several pharaohs. In the New Kingdom epoch each pharaohs began to build his own contribution to expand the dwelling-place of his godlike father Amun. The most prominent builders were Thutmose I, Thutmose III, Hatshepsut, Amenhotep III, Ramesses I, II and III, Libyan Kings of XXII Dynasty and Ptolemaic Dynasty which ruled Egypt before Roman conquest.
Karnak Temple complex consists of 3 big parts dedicated to the Lord of Thebes solar Amun-Re(Precinct Of Amun-Re, most interest and well surviving), his wife and the patroness of pharaohs wives Mut (Precinct Of Mut, South side) and them son lunar god Monty(Precinct Of Monty, North side, in ruins).
Precinct of Amun-Re is the most interest. Construction of this giant building was beginning by Amenhotep III and 12 columns (23m. height) of central nave were created in his reign. Next pharaohs Seti I and Ramesses II continued the construction. The one of main point of interest in Precinct of Amun-Re is Hypostyle Hall. It has 103 m. in length, 56m. in deep and 134 columns with different bas-reliefs and cartouches. Then on the way in deep of complex you’ll see big pylons which marked the confines of expandable architecture of Karnak Temple. Between 3rd and 4th pylons there is Temple of Amenhotep IV with big obelisk. Behind 4th pylon there is Hatshepsut obelisk (30 m. height). Beyond 6th pylon there is a small yard leads to sanctuary and there are 2 big columns of rose-colored granite in front of it which symbolized Upper and Lower Egypt Kingdoms. Then you go through so called “solar” rooms. Not far from north wall there is small Temple of Ptah which was built during Thutmose II reign. From the South side of Karnak Temple there is a small sacred lake with big granite scarab on the border. This scarab was respected as a sacred being in ancient Egypt and till these days’ crowds of tourists’ round dances about it.
For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.
By going on a photo walk waggrad00 was not only able to de-stress, she also had the chance to meet several interesting people along the way. One of them was this homeless fellow who made her as well as many others' day better with a small but thoughtful gesture.
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
He joined the Community not only for the crazy photographs but also for the creative and informative tipsters. In fact, one of his goals is to try out as many tipsters as he can. Let's get to know our Newcomer of the Week from Leipzig, Germany, elimpacto!
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
This week's list features works of art previously believed to be either fakes or works of lesser known artists, but were eventually proven to be paintings by some of the most celebrated artists in history. Have a look!
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Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!
Did you enjoy shooting with Cine200 Tungsten Film when it launched? Or were you one of the unlucky many who missed out on this ultra-limited edition emulsion? Well, we’re thrilled to say we have an exciting follow-up to Cine200 which will launch in just a few days! And as the other film sold out so fast, we wanted to give you the opportunity to sign-up to our list to get the news as soon as it happens.
Camo is one of the most popular fashion photographers from Colombia. His works have been published in many fashion magazines around the country, and last year he was in charge of shooting Colombia Moda, one of the biggest annual fashion shows in Latin America. But Camo has a very personal series of photos that were shot at his home in Bogotá.
This article is dedicated to one of the most important masters of photography, Robert Capa. Capa is well known for his photos of war, from the famous image of the Republican Spanish soldier collapsing backwards after being fatally shot to his images taken in Indochina. He was also a co-founder of the famous Magnum Photo Agency, the first cooperative agency for freelance photographers worldwide. For this article, I took advantage of a rare event held in my city, Como, some weeks ago: a military drill for civil protection purposes.
A building is a story of collective effort. The people who dreamed it up and polished every surface are anonymous to many, but their work announces a unique identity. For tourists, architecture is a marker of place, like souvenirs with flags and national costumes. For the camera-lugging traveler, a strong visual statement is what matters most.
This is a tribute to a founding father of photography, the American photographer Paul Strand. In 1955, he released a book about Luzzara, a small town in central Italy, in collaboration with the famous neo-realist screenwriter Cesare Zavattini. To pay homage to this great artist, this summer I personally went to Luzzara to take a series of photos that shows the changes in this little town 60 years after the work of Strand was published.