Egypt. Home to King Tut, the pyramids, hieroglyphics, Cleopatra, papyrus, mummies, feluccas, tombs, the Nile, souks, and koshari. But, I also quickly discovered that it’s also the home of some pretty spectacular columns. The more sights we visited, the bigger and more impressive the columns became.
Some were decorated with animal heads, others to look like papyrus plants, and many were decorated with hieroglyphics from top to bottom, some with color, if they were lucky enough to be out of the sun. Each one, different and unique in its own right. In looking at each one, it was hard to imagine how, like the pyramids, they were built so perfectly and with such exquisite detail. And, how, after all this time, they are still standing, exactly where they were placed, thousands of years ago.