EGYPT

The Sphinx and Pyramid
The Sphinx and Pyramid
Camel, Man, and Pyramid
Camel, Man, and Pyramid
The Sphinx
The Sphinx
Pyramid in the Distance
Pyramid in the Distance
The Step Pyramid
The Step Pyramid

The Step Pyramid, arguably the world’s oldest pyramid…I wrote this in 2007: “The most important day of my life. I felt completely alone at this spot, as though no one in the entire world even existed. Something came over me that day, I remember being so perplexed because, here I was, in a city of 17million people alone never mind the rest of the world…and I was the ONLY ONE. I had gone out alone that day, with only a taxi driver. He dropped me off a ways from this place and I was the only person at this pyramid, which is lone standing far away from the main pyramids…not another single soul for miles…”

The Sphinx Stares Down the City Center
The Sphinx Stares Down the City Center

This pic always surprises people who haven’t been — how close the SPHINX and PYRAMIDS OF GIZA are to the center of CAIRO.

Egyptian Security Guard
Egyptian Security Guard

All pictures: JUN05. Cairo, Egypt.

I was in Cairo to do my CELTA course (as a trainee.) And I came over from Okinawa. I remember Egypt being blurry and magical. I had just lost the love of my life, my Grandmother, Clara E. Gartrell on May 28, 2005…and a week later I was in Cairo, Egypt…the news of a recent suicide bombing at the Egyptian Museum had no impact on me because I was still in shock over the loss of her. The course itself was extra stressful for me because I was in mourning. It was a crazy time.

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