Friday, June 07, 2013

Isle of Wight and Indiana Jones


Those of you who follow me on twitter will know that I've been braving storms and high seas to visit the Isle of Wight today to do a touch of book hunting and, what in some parts of the world is charmingly called, "Antiquing". I've met some lovely dealers and seen some lovely objects, a number of which very nearly made me open my wallet, but I resisted. Almost. In fact this photograph was about the only thing I bought today. That doesn't matter because the real purpose of the visit was to see and spend time with my good friend A, who is just coming around to the wonderful world of antiques and didn't need encouragement from me to spend considerable sums of money!

But the photo I liked. I'm assuming we're in Egypt and that's some kind of pyramid but I know there are those who read this blog who know that part of the world and perhaps the building is oddly enough shaped to be easily recognised? Anyway, the thing I liked about it in particular was that ranged in the sand of the desert are a small group of biplanes and people milling around them. It's all just so Indiana Jones...

4 comments:

Frances said...

Could this be a Ziggurat in Mesopotamia rather than a pyramid? It looks more like the shape - but I haven't searched much - that's your wonderful expertise.

James said...

It's the Meidum Pyramid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meidum

James said...

It's the Meidum pyramid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meidum

James said...

Sorry for posting twice - and there's a better image here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/pyramid_gallery_04.shtml

 
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