“Egyptian Places: An Illustrated Travelogue” by Richmond architect Henry David Ayon is a rich and multi-faceted account of his visits to 12 of ancient Egypt’s most spectacular sites.

Journey from the urban metropolis of Cairo and the Great Pyramid of Giza to the remote desert setting of the rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel and other monumental temples and pyramids along the Nile River.

The book recreates that Ayon’s path, describing important architectural features. More than 200 color drawings and graphic studies capture and interpret the character of each site from the architect’s unique perspective.

The book is available through many booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Rizzoli, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Gift Shop in Richmond.