Friday, July 05, 2013

Egypt in London

The building in the background is Shell Mex House in London - I worked there for 3 years.  In front of it is an obelisk called Cleopatra's Needle, although I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with Cleopatra.  The British hauled it back from Egypt at great trouble many years ago.  The story I heard is that Shell Mex House is supposed to look like the sphinx.  If you cross your eyes and squint you should see it.  The clock is the face.  The extensions on each side are the legs.  I'm not sure if it is true but it makes a good story.

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