Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"That's Strange"

The theme this week by Kathy is "Looking Up". Mac, Kathy, Craver, Lew and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.

I choose another photo from my Turkey trip. I thought it was strange to see an Egyptian obelisk  while walking a Roman hippodrome near the Blue Mosque. I have never been to Egypt so this was neat to see. 
This obelisk was taken from Egypt by the Romans and was on the center line of the hippodrome.  
This shows the building of the foundation of the obilisk.
It was quite decorative.
There were two large obelisk and a smaller one. 
See what the others show on my side bar.


Craver Vii said...

The size and dating make that quite impressive. These are nice, clean pics, Tom.

Sandi McBride said...

wonderful shots of history...thank you for sharing the wealth

Lew said...

It is also amazing that they could move such a monument from one place to another in those days. Interesting header.

katney said...

How big is that thing????? Wow!

The theme is That's Strange!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Just amazing!

Julie said...

This is mac
Gold to craver
Silver to Kathy


Julie said...

Great photos Tom

Linda Gross said...

Wow erected 390 AD! Nice pictures!

Filip and Kristel said...

I always like obelisks. Nice pictures.