Photography Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art – One of my favorite places to photograph is the Dendur Temple with the reflecting pool at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are generally very easy-going as far as photography goes (tho no selfie sticks allowed) – and this spot is very well lit by natural daylight.
Dendur Temple at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From film. Circa 1994.
The temple is constructed from sandstone and measures 25 meters (82 feet) from the front stone gate to its rear as well as 8 meters (26 feet) from its lowest to its highest point. A 30 meters (98 feet) cult terrace overlooks the Nile. From the gate, two flanking walls ran around the temple and isolated the structure from the cult terrace and the Nile river. The temple is partly decorated with reliefs: the temple base is decorated with carvings of papyrus and lotus plants growing out of the water of the Nile, which is symbolized by depictions of the god Hapy.