The Pompey's Pillar (Alexandria)

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The very first site visiting I touched down during my arrival in Egypt was this... The Pompey's Pillar. Or some people would prefer the so-called column of Pompeius, it depends on which one you would prefer to read.

The very first site visiting I touched down during my arrival in Egypt was this… The Pompey’s Pillar. Or some people would prefer the so-called column of Pompeius, it depends on which one you would prefer to read. Here I’m showing some pictures that shot by my LCA+ and some with Horizon. I feel that I’m lucky to join lomo before I took this trip, my trip was more colorful with all my lomo cameras as my accompanies.

Okay, the Pompey’s Pillar, what’s so special about it? Pompey’s Pillar, I’m talking about the pillar, not the sphinx. It’s a massive 25meters (82ft) tall; Made from one piece of super hard red granite; Measuring 9meters (30ft) around its grit.

There are soldiers everywhere, so we were quite worry about the them at first, just not used to it, maybe. The pillar was so huge, and the place was wide and big. When we moved closer to the pillar, we would notice the size of the base of the pillar is so much bigger compared with a person standing there.

Apart from just a pillar, there are also things like smaller Sphinx too, statue of a scarab, etc. As far as I understand from our tour guide, This place used to be a famous huge temple in Alexandria. We could still see the staircase to the underground of the temple and some other broken stones that has been discovered. Modern Engineers are still working on this site, rebuilding the temple. Anyway, the making such a huge pillar using unknown engineering work back in more than 5000years ago. I wonder how they did that.

written by weechonghooi on 2008-10-04 in #world #locations #alexandria #architecture #pillar #pompey #egypt

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