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Art Print Notes:
On the day we left Luxor, we got an early start to arrive at Karnak Temple just as it opened. The morning light on those ancient Egyptian ruins was simply golden and dazzling. The light of a new day is such a stark contrast with the twilight of this ancient architecture.
By the time we arrived at Karnak Temple, I had seen so many ancient ruins I was honestly in danger of becoming blasé about the whole thing. Some of the temples we had seen before had honestly begun to run together in my mind. There seems to be no limit to the ancient ruins of Egypt. I don’t know that we necessarily saved the best to last but Karnak Temple was truly a fine note with which to conclude.
These ancient columns were part of the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak Temple. In ancient times these intricately decorated columns supported a massive roof, but today they hold only the blue sky. This is just one of what was originally 135 columns from the 13th Century BC temple. Gargantuan is an adjective that comes to mind. Truly a temple built on a monumental style.
There’s a real sense of the lost grandeur and mystery in this print of the ancient ruins of Karnak Temple. Even though we know much about the ancient Egyptians through their writing, it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the people of that long ago land. Standing in the midst of their ruins is as close as most of us are likely to get to standing in an alien world. They are so removed from us by time and belief but at the same time they were ultimately people like us who lived, breathed, and loved. So we must have some common ground in there somewhere.
Have you stood in the ruins of Karnak Temple and had that same sense of trying to comprehend a lost world? Or perhaps you simply love Egyptian history and architecture? I would love to hear what draws you to this particular Egyptian print?
Note: Karnak Temple and the other ruins of ancient Thebes are part of a UNESCO designated World Heritage site.
Wonder what past print buyers think?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
…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!
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.
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.
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.
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
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!!
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
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.
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
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!
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