East meets West at the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

I loved the contrast between the cultures here and have posted this in colour previously.

I think it suits a B/W treatment - let me know!

In this image the city of Cairo is much more evident as a backdrop to the Pyramids.

This place totally enchanted me.

 

This picture shows the three Pyramids from high on the Giza Plateau.

The largest Pyramid is the Grand Pyramid of Khufu, built 2560BC and stands 146m, it took 20 years to build and has 2.5 million limestone blocks.

It alone is the only one that belongs to the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

 

The next largest is the Grand Pyramid of Khafre (son of Khufu) and stands 143m tall. It is the only Pyramid with the top casing remaining.

 

The smallest is the Grand Pyramid of Menkaure (grandson of Khufu) and is only 62m.

 

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Taken on September 12, 2010