Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale


I have to make a small detour from my Sydney posts and leap over to the Egyptian pyramids for this week’s picture challenge. Having only seen them on the television or at the movies, I had no concept of how big the pyramids were until I saw them in person. And then you really are amazed at the scale of the construction, given that they didn’t possess the technology that we do today !

If you’ve been reading from our early days, you’ll have noticed that the main picture was used in a previous weekly challenge. Versatility. Love it.

~ Spotted Cow

Pyramid blocks

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

For this week’s Monument theme in the Weekly Photo Challenge, I’ve chosen the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This would’ve been a less compelling picture had it not been for a horse and carriage trotting by to give some perspective as to its size. In its time, it was the largest man-made structure for almost 4000 years.

~ Spotted Cow

Great Pyramid of Giza

Burning bush

You can see the Burning Bush at St Catherine’s Monastery, at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt.

Yes, THE very bush where God spoke to Moses.  If like me, you’re one of the Ignorant and ask “but really, I thought it burnt ?!”, then you should know that it was the bush “that burned with fire and was not consumed” (Exodus 3:2).  I learnt subsequently that some believe that the bush is a rare species of rose called Rubus Sanctus, native to the Sinai, which is extremely durable and long-living.  So, it could well be …

A fortnight later I looked at my pictures closely and realised that there was a fire extinguisher in the shadows.  I hadn’t noticed it at the time, although image searches on the web show that it’s generally there, awaiting God’s re-appearance.  Better to be prepared. I also noticed that the bush I photographed was more verdant than a lot of the dry and dusty images I found.  Maybe it’s because I went at Easter.

~ Spotted Cow

Burning Bush