It is difficult to select what photo I will share each day and from what place and what year. I have spent an hour or two reliving my trip to Egypt this evening and selecting this shot was a difficult decision.
In December 2003 I achieved a dream, I went to Egypt to see the pyramids.
In Islamabad I hosted a visit for a colleague from Cairo and mentioned I wanted to see Cairo and the pyramids, next thing you know she had decided I'd visit for Christmas and we'd go to the Red Sea for New Years Eve. I am not good at imposing on people's hospitality, but her invitation was so heartfelt I relented on my own personal hangup and accepted her kind invitation. I think her email advising that I'd be able to see the pyramids (on a good day) from my bedroom window. That is how she phrased it - not her spare room but "your window". I was won over.
Being in a different time-zone I woke up very early and sat on the little balcony watching the city and straining my eyes across the horizon trying to see the sight she had promised. I gradually was able to make out a large triangular shape across the city, I thought it was not possible that I was seeing the pyramids, so large, but as the morning light came across the city, I knew that I was indeed seeing the pyramids (or at least one of them).
I know this is not a spectacular or impressive shot, but it is one that means so much to me, brings back fabulous memories, and isn't that one of the reasons we take photos?