The mood : Nile valley in the shadows, Egypt

Source: The Voyageur

One of the most surprising and spellbinding aspects of experiencing the Nile Valley and its temples was how dark things could suddenly get. It may be a land of blinding sun and golden sand, but more than often, once you enter these titans of stone, you find yourself surrounded by a cool darkness. That’s when the walls reveal their subtle sheen, polished textures born out of centuries of wait. We saw blackened ornate ceilings which tell stories of fire-lit ceremonies that happened ages ago, bats dwelling in the high corridors of deserted temples and engravings taking a life of their own as light ...

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