A few of the 40 or so coaches gathered in front of the Pyramid of Khafre on the Giza Plateau at the west bank of the Nile River, near modern-day Cairo, Egypt. The Jolly Boys must have missed the turn off for Margate.
The pyramid has a base length of 215.25 m (706 ft) and originally rises to a height of 143.5 m (470.5 ft). The Pyramid is made of Limestone blocks (weighing more than 2 tons each). The slope of the pyramid rises at a 53°10’ angle, steeper than its neighbour, the Pyramid of Khufu (out of shot on the right) which has an angle of 51°50’40". The pyramid sits on bedrock 10 m (33 ft) higher than Khufu’s pyramid which makes it appear to be taller.
The Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
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