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Monumental by Kenthayle Monumental by Kenthayle
The whole reason, the WHOLE reason, I even brought Bee to Jordan was to get his shot. Hell, this was practically the real reason I even bought him (also he's just so darn cute, aren't you, you big scawwy wobot you :love:...)

Ahem.

TFP Bumblebee at Petra, standing in front of Aldeir, known as the Monastery in English. It was originally carved by Nabatean architects imitating grecian design and was probably a temple or a tomb, but in the later Byzantine occupation it was appropriated as a monastery. You may recognize it as the once-resting place of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership before an irate yellow robot smashed through the back of it.

I showed this picture on my camera to one of the Bedouin (who was a spitting Johnny Depp look-alike, I kid you not), and he told me he remembered they closed the whole mountain for three days to film that one scene. Sheesh.
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AirStrikeTF Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT?! You have the TFP BUMBLEBEE! I BARELY got my parents to buy me the TFP Optimus yesterday! He'll be my FIRST transformers toy!
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AileenFury Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 totally recognize this place from TF2!! When my grandpa went to Egypt a few years ago, who joked that the Pyramids didn't look like they'd been thrashed by Devastator. :D Hardy-har-har to him.
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I cry a single little tear whenever priceless ancient monuments get destroyed in films :XD:
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AileenFury Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was a little freaked out... And my grandpa just HAD to joke about it.
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Kestrel-ShadowTalon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I love TFP Bee! He's so lovable in the series. When Raf was hurt, you just wanted to give the poor baby a hug :D
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Oh gosh, I know. I want to hug him all the time!
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I am jealous, such beautiful architecture from the past :). Nice shot, I'm sure you and Bumblebee enjoyed your selves.
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Thank you, we did have a lot of fun that day :D
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KittenCuddles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
This is on my list of places to go should I ever get the chance.
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
As it should be! It's an incredible place :D
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Letohatchee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Brilliant! One of these days I'm going to get back there with my Ironhide. People might not remember TF2 was shot there by the time that happens, lol. ^^; Ever run into old people who talk about, 'When I was young, they shot a very popular movie here,' in random places? Yup, that's going to be me. HAHAHA!

Great shot! Good thing it was open and you were able to get up to it;). Can you imagine getting all the way there and finding out it's closed? I would be so upset! I wonder how many people didn't get to see it while they were filming...Though, hopefully they knew beforehand.
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Oh, it is such an incredible place. I've been there three tomes and each had been unique and memorable.

And I would hope those people got in on a different day. Though I was led to believe the filming only closed the Monastery, the rest of Petra would still have been open. Still... sucks for those people because it really is incredible :D
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oedipa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Please tell me he left it still standing?
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Oh, TFP Bee is actually very respectful to ancient ruins. When I'm around, at least ;)
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ScatteredDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Looks fantastic! :D
And Bumblebee looks so proud. =P
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
This was kind of his big moment this whole trip. We were both looking forward to it from the start. Now he can relax, his superbness assured ;)
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous building.
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
It is breathtaking. I left early in the morning so as to get this shot without anyone else in it. If you want some idea of scale, the step just in front of the door there is about a foot taller than I am :D
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ladyleyn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
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He looks Great! and you even managed to make it look like he would have a hard time fitting! (as befits a giant alien robot) :D
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
There was a convenient rock ledge that was at the perfect height and distance for this shot. Once I got this set up perfected, I took one of him moonwalking across the front of it ;)
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Kagehahen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Petra is breath taking--I mean--just this shot--that seamless rock and the carvings. You touch it and you're touching so much time and a part of the Earth and human spirit.

Okay, and Bee is cute too.
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Being close enough to touch something like this is such an odd feeling... I keep thinking I'll feel some connection to the people who built it, but really it feels like it's just... there. It's so monumental, it and the unseen construction crew who built it 2000 years ago is so far removed from my scope of sight that it feels like it sprang up all on its own. I have to look at the anchor steps left by the scaffolding and the chisel marks inside the chamber and then I can see that people made it using tools that I myself know how to use. Then I can feel that connection.

This picture is kind of the bare essence of what means the most to me in life: my robots, and the ancient past. Not necessarily in that order ;)
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Zephyr79 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Bee would be cute for me too, I just hate fact that his toys clog the shelves and prevent me from getting the toys I would like to have.
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Meh, there's always something clogging the shelves. That's why I buy online.
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Zephyr79 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Aye. Or Hasbro just plain not releasing it. *coughBreakdowncough*
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otaku-drea Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D awesome! Now to retrieve the matrix of leadership! >XD
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I looked. It wasn't there :(
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otaku-drea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn! XD
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
bumblebee has to be favorite autobot ^___^
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Kenthayle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
He is adorable :D
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yep^^
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