Monday, May 21, 2007

On the Nabatean spice trading route (1)

One of the most spectacular sights I've ever seen! Petra is literally carved out of the red sandstone hillsides.

The pictures of King Hussein I (d. 1999) and his son, the reigning monarch, King Abdullah II, are everywhere in Jordan.

2007 May 21 israel trip IMG_2406 (by Dave Reinhardt)

The Treasury is one of the most spectacular sights in all of Petra. It stands dozens of metres tall in a dazzling red sandstone glimmer.

2007 May 21 israel trip IMG_2459 (by Dave Reinhardt)

Little stands selling souvenirs are located throughout the site. Don't be tempted by the tourist prices - if you're interested, I have a cousin who runs a newly opened souvenir bazaar... let me take you, it's not far.

2007 May 21 israel trip IMG_2489 (by Dave Reinhardt)

1 comment:

Youssouf said...

Oooo. Jordan, Petra. Brings back memories. Strangely enough the photo's of me at Petra are not online yet...