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Art Print Notes:
It’s mind boggling how much truly ancient history stands on the streets of modern Egypt. Never mind the treasures that may still lie beneath the desert sands waiting to be discovered. By the time we reached Luxor, we had seen so many Egyptian temples and still had more to come. Running low on time, I never took a closer look at the Luxor temple ruins seen in this print. I captured this beautiful view of that ancient temple while walking by as my first day in Luxor drew to a close. Don’t you love the warm golden orange tones of the setting sun on that old architecture?
I suspect even an armchair Egyptologist would recognize the familiar lines of a New Kingdom Temple in this print of the Luxor temple ruins. I’ve read that the temples in what is now Luxor were dedicated to the Theban Triad of gods Amun, Mut, and Chons. What we see now was part of a larger temple complex that was once connected to Karnak Temple by an avenue of sphinxes. It’s always worth remembering as we gaze at these ancient ruins that they are just a ghost of the golden past. This is a little sliver of ancient Egypt marooned in the midst of a modern Egyptian city. And that makes it sort of amazing how beautiful they still look totally taken out of context, eh?
That incredible afternoon light shining on the Luxor temple ruins and the beautiful skies above were truly a treat. With only a few days in a given city, you run the risk of never getting such an atmospheric scene. In fact, I’m sure I’ve been in cities longer without getting such great light. It really makes for a dramatic and colorful ancient Egypt print.
Have you also stood outside Luxor Temple and marveled at this little piece of the Egyptian past? Or perhaps you are that armchair Egyptologist who simply loves this scene from a faraway place? I would love if you took a second to share what you find most appealing about this print?
Note: the temples at Luxor are part of a UNESCO designated World Heritage site.
Wonder what past print buyers think?
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!!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
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.
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
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!
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 just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
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.
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!
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
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.
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.
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!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
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.
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!
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
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!
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
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