Last week I decided to visit "The Pyramids of Giza"; the most important site on the planet. The pyramids are the first, biggest, oldest, tallest and the last standing of the seven wonders of the world. I was first shocked to see a site of such importance not crowded by Egyptians and tourists from all over the world. I’ve been to tons of places around the world and compared to the pyramids, there is none.
We Egyptians never go to the pyramids or maybe once every 10 years. Maybe because of the confidence that we can go anytime we want and we consider it as “always there”. Tourism has declined 98% ratio compared to before 2010 .. its so sad seeing this place all but abandoned. I heard rumors of ugly bully sellers and people who will invade your private space but to be honest, it wasn’t bad at all. People there are desperate, they offered a horse ride for 5LE!. I also photographed the whole area without any bothering.
Back to the mysterious majestic pyramids. Standing in the presence of a 5000 year old epic mysterious building is something extraordinary. I’ve travelled to many places and waited hours to see buildings only built 500 years ago but with the right marketing they can sell you a 100$ ticket to visit, in Egypt its only 10$ to visit the most important site in the world.
There are museums beside the pyramids that have big ships that used to transport the stones of the pyramids from the Aswan to Giza; you can’t imagine how eloquent these ships are. You will certainly know that the engineering at that time was from real elite people. Nothing in the world can be compared to the pyramids of Giza, it’s even unfair to consider it one of the seven wonders, the Ancient egyptian culture and knowledge cannot be compared to anything else in the world. Go and see yourself.
All the pictures are shot by New Fuji XPro-2 + 10-24/50-140