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Art Print Notes:
Seeing the great pyramids on the Giza plateau is truly like looking at a guidebook written in antiquity. When the ancient Greeks were listing the Seven Wonders of their world, the pyramids were already ancient marvels. And flash forward a couple of thousands years more, those same pyramids are the only remaining wonder of the ancient world still with us today. That was why standing before them, never mind getting the chance to see the inside is one of those life experiences that still boggles my mind. It’s one of those treks I always knew I’d make sometime, somehow.
I quite often see pictures of this pyramid, the one built by Pharaoh Khafre, listed as The Great Pyramid. This is because it looks taller today, but The Great pyramid, the largest of them all, belonged to Khufu, his predecessor. Out of deference, each of the three pyramids at Giza was built a bit shorter than the one before it. They were, even in somewhat less ancient times, encased in smooth limestone like the pinnacle of the pyramid in this print. The limestone was stripped off and/or weathered away in the course of history. That’s why this one with just a glimmer of that ancient stone casing at the top is so often the one that captures people’s attention and gets labeled as the Great Pyramid. I can certainly see why, can’t you? Every time I see this ancient pyramid, I imagine it as it must have looked in antiquity, Even in ruins it’s amazing, but in the past it must have been a true sight to behold towering over the plateau at Giza, a burial place for men turned gods.
There were, of course, other Egyptian pyramids, but these at Giza, are the ones people mean when they say The pyramids. My trip didn’t afford the time to see the others, but I dream often of walking at Giza again one day and seeing the earlier pyramids that came before these pinnacles of that architectural style. This print certainly re-awakens that desire every time I look at it. And the longer into the past it goes, the more dream-like that moment feels.
Have you had that same sense of awe standing before the pyramids at Giza? Or perhaps this pyramid print stirs your imagination? I hope you might take a second or two of your time to share what strikes you most about this print?
Wonder what past print buyers think?
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
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