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This was an entirely serendipitous moment at the Hypostyle Hall in the Temples of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt (ancient Thebes.) This hall was built by Ramses II in the honor of him and his father, but mostly him. The hall itself is large enough to accomodate Westminster Cathedral, making it the biggest room in a religious structure in the world at some 54,000 square feet. As I was walking through in the late afternoon, I came upon this serendipitous shot of sunlight streaming through the hall and illuminating the hieroglyph of the Sun, part of the cartouche of the Pharoah. You can see to the right of the disk a seated figure, a hieroglpyh marker sign for a God - in this case, a Pharoah who believes he is a God. I found the shape of the shaft very interesting and liked the results of this quick capture, but interested to hear your comments.

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