Friday, August 15, 2014


Ok, I hate to admit it but this really surprised me.

So much so that I just had to check it out on Google maps.
I really expected it to be faked, because in my mind the pyramids are out in the middle of nowhere, where you take your life into your own hands to go visit them.  Little did I know that there was a Pyramids View Inn Bed & Breakfast.  You don’t even have to get out of bed to see the Great Pyramid at Giza.
The world is getting amazingly small.


Lisa Shafer said...

Wow! Talk about "encroaching civilization." Geez.

Lisa Shafer said...

Coincidentally, tonight when I was exercising, I selected a DVD of a vintage Hardy Boys episode from about 1978 or so. With some amazingly fake special effects, they had the Hardy Boys pasted into a VW bus, traveling on the road past the pyramids. But the background footage was clearly the real thing, and the city was visible across from the pyramids. True, it didn't appear to be quite as close in 1978 -- or earlier, depending on how old that Egypt footage was when they used it -- as in 2014, but it was still obvious in the background.