Here are some of my favorite photographs from around the world, all taken by me. Geographically yours, D.J.Z.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Egypt's pharaohs have always been the standard to which all monarchs aspire. Hence, all the potentates of Europe had to have a spire of their own: an Egyptian obelisk. This one was given ("given"?) to King Louis Philippe in 1829. Its hieroglyphics praise the reign of Ramses II ("Louis Philippe"?).