Travails with my camera

Cairo to Constantinople

I spent this morning at the “Cairo to Constantinople” at the Buckingham Palace Queen’s Gallery – a fascinating collection of images from the Prince of Wales’ Royal Tour of 1862. Most images were taken by the Victorian landscape photographer Frances Bedford.

The tour started in Cairo, headed to Aswan, back up the Nile via many of the most famous Pharonic and Roman Egyptian sites and Ottoman Empire sites, through modern day Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Turkey and Greece.

My favourites are those that remind me most of my tour with On the Go a few years ago.

The Sphinx, the Great Pyramid and two lesser Pyramids, Ghizeh, Egypt - Frances Bedford 1862 - © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

First Propylon of the Temple of Isis (Philae) - Frances Bedford 1862 - © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Mosque of Mehemet Ali (Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo) - Frances Bedford 1862 - © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Please note, all images are © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014.

A catalogue is available at: http://www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk/cairo-to-constantinople-francis-bedford-s-photographs-of-the-middle-east.html

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