Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jordan

Jordan surprised me with such amazing things. Like the Roman city ruins in Jerash. And Ajlun castle--a castle used to defend the people against the crusaders.

But to me, the star of my visit was Petra, an ancient city cut-out of the rock sometime around 1200 BC. (Some of you may recognize Petra from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.")

Canyon to Petra

Erin and I in the canyon

Man and his Camel

Aqueduct

A peek

The Treasury

The girls

The Family in Petra

Petra beauty

Petra continues

Rose rock

The city continues

Amphitheatre

My mom is so cute

Petra on a hill

Safe to say, Petra totally blew my mind.

18 comments:

CelticCastOn said...

AMAZING!!!!
I don't know if you've read the Left Behind series but a lot of these places are in them. Its so neat to actually have an image of them now.

Things to Do said...

Petra looks incredible. I'm pretty sure if I went there it'd be non stop Indiana Jones quoting and reenactments!

caknitter said...

Wow that's incredible! You look so teenie-tiny standing by the walls of rock.

ty and megs said...

holy cow! how incredible! i'm so totally jealous of this trip.

side note -- happy thanksgiving! wish we were all eating cheese blocks together!

Windybrook Spinner said...

I can't believe how little it has weathered over so much time. Sandstone is not known for holding its shape well. What incredible colors. Makes me wish I had a skein of yarn to match.

Erin said...

Petra still blows my mind. Looking at these pictures I still can't believe it exists and that we were there.

Kenoshia said...

Wow, Petra looks breathtaking! It's incredible how much detail was put into the carving.

Laurel said...

i have no words.
i really really don't.

WOW.

Adam and Bri said...

it literally looks unreal.

incredible.

Julie said...

WOW. Petra is definitely on my 'one-day' list!! Looks utterly, utterly incredible.

Meg said...

Wow. Just wow.

Maryse said...

Thanks again for the virtual trip! I can't even imagine how this was built! That must be so impressive!

knitseashore said...

It is so amazing it almost doesn't look real. You must be wondering now that you're at home, "Did I really see that or just imagine it in some wonderful dream?":)

Hope you and your family had a happy Thanksgiving.

Tracy said...

You blew me away with all your great adventures and pictures of Egypt and Jerusalem!!! What a trip of a lifetime to go on with your family. I have to say Petra is on my list of places to visit someday too. Thanks for sharing.

Heidelweiss said...

I had some catching up to do! What an amazing trip. I wish I had been able to talk to you guys more about it at the HPP. You'll have to tell us about it at knitting. Seriously amazing that you got to experience that.

Anonymous said...

donkey and camel rides.... what, no bikes ?

Dottie said...

Wooooow, amazing!

ali said...

So cool.