Saturday, October 27, 2007
A trip to Egypt
I'm such a parasite, working off the great ideas from all my sister bloggers … and this is no exception.
I started thinking about my favorite places, where I feel at home, relaxed yet energized, creative.
On my top ten list: The Temple of Dendur (ca. 15 B.C.). The structure was thoughtfully given to the United States by Egypt in 1965 and presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, so that I wouldn't have to make the long trip in time and space to see it.
I spent some time in this "room" a couple of months ago. The top photo shows the water that surrounds the temple; the bottom one gives you the setting: overlooking the east side of Central Park.
There is nothing missing in this wonderful spot, especially if you've managed to sneak a cappuccino in from one of the Met's many kiosks.
A series of photographs and documentation along the wall show the history of the temple and its amazing trip to Manhattan.
Here you can sit on the rim, walk into the temple, stare at the magnificent Central Park, take photos, write, or read, or pray.
Has anyone been here? Did it make your top ten?