Giza Pyramids - Pyramid of Khafre.
Giza Pyramids - Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), and the smaller Queens Pyramids on the right. In front of the Great Pyramid (on the left) is the Solar Barque museum (see later photos).
Giza Pyramids - Pyramid of Khafre (larger one on right), the smaller Pyramid of Menkaure (middle), and further to the left is one of the much smaller Queens Pyramids. In front of the Pyramid of Khafre are the remains of Khafre's Funerary Temple.
Giza Pyramids - Entrances to the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The upper entrance is original entrance, while the lower entrance (by person in orange shirt) is the entrance blasted into the pyramid by early explorers and now used by tourists (including me!) to enter the pyramid.
Giza Pyramids - Great Pyramid of Khufu, steps up to the lower entrance.
Giza Pyramids - Great Pyramid of Khufu (left) and Pyramid of Khafre (right). The city of Cairo is in the background.
Giza Pyramids - Pyramid of Menkaure (left) and the Pyramid of Queens (right). The city of Cairo is in the background.
Giza Pyramids - From left, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, Pyramid of Menkaure, and smaller remains of Pyramids of the Queens. The city of Cairo is in the background.
Giza Pyramids - Great Pyramid of Khufu on the edge of the city of Cairo. This is the view from my hotel (Sofitel le Sphinx Hotel).
Giza Pyramids - Great Pyramid of Khufu (left) and Pyramid of Khafre (right) viewed across a very noisy roundabout (lots of tooting) from my hotel (Sofitel le Sphinx Hotel).
Giza Pyramids - The Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Khufu.
Giza Pyramids - The Sphinx and Pyramid of Khafre. Beside the Sphinx (left) is the causeway running up to Khafre's Pyramid.
Giza Pyramids - The Sphinx, Giza Plateau, Cairo, Egypt.
Giza Pyramids - One of Pharaoh Khufu's solar barques (boat) which is believed to have been used to bring the mummy of the dead Pharaoh across the Nile to the valley temple, where it was brought up the causeway into the tomb chamber. The barques were then buried around the pyramid to provide transport for the pharoah in the next world. This boat was unearthed in 1954 and reassembled from 1200 pieces of wood.
Giza Pyramids - The opposite end of Pharaoh Khufu's solar barque.
Giza Pyramids - Another view of Pharaoh Khufu's solar barque.
Cairo - Sunset over Cairo
Cairo - View from my hotel room in the Ramses Hilton looking over the Nile river showing 6th October bridge and Cairo Tower.
Cairo - Same view as the previous photo over the Nile river but at night.
Cairo - View from the Citadel showing the Mosque of Ibn Tulun.
Cairo - View from the Citadel showing the Mosque of Ar-Rifai. The pink building in the distance is the Ramses Hilton on the banks of the Nile.
Cairo - The Mosque of Mohammed Ali within the Citadel.
Cairo - Washing facility and clock tower within the courtyard at the entrance to the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The clock was a gift from King Louis-Philippe of France in exchange for the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. The clock was damaged on delivery and has yet to be repaired (i.e. it has never worked!).
Cairo - Medieval gate within the markets of Khan al-Khalili.
Cairo - Sharia Muski street market within Khan al Khalili.