Jordan, travel

The other side of Petra, Jordan.

I think there is no need to describe what Petra is, where it is, why it is special, etc.

It’s one of the top tourist destinations, and I think I’ve never met a person who doesn’t know about it.

Nonetheless, that doesn’t make it less impressive. When I was there, I was pretty much silent all day long. It was like the words were unworthy, unnecessary. I already mentioned in one post how I often associate music with places/buildings. For Petra I couldn’t get Cortez the killer out of my head.

Hate was just a legend
And war was never known
The people worked together
And they lifted many stones.

They carried them
To the flatlands
And they died along the way
But they built up
With their bare hands
What we still can’t do today.

Here are some of my photos. There’s no Treasury and Monastery on them. Not to say those two are not amazing, but Petra is amazing for many other things too. (I personally adore the color of the sand, the subtle sky, images of tiny people sitting/walking by those great rocks).

Enjoy.

DSC08410Wadi Musa, on the way to Petra

DSC08421when this is one of the first sights… you know it’s going to be amazing.

DSC08433and soon.. the sunlight crawling and breaking out everywhere.

DSC08440men seem so tiny sitting by the rocks.

DSC08459and women too. rocks know no gender 🙂

DSC08443it’s a town. You usually see just photos of the Treasury or Monastery, but there’s a whole town waiting out there.

DSC08445and amazing gardens. with many stairs.

DSC08444and yeah – donkeys and horses. a lot of tourist use them, but I prefered to walk and just look at the animals (they’re lovely).

DSC08446endless redish rocks, and subtle blue sky.

DSC08462children playing. and small dogs. that’s always a nice sight.

DSC08451somewhere, among all those rocks and sand – a tree grows, green and healthy.

DSC08464I don’t know if it’s the light, or the sky, or just this idea that we’re just passing by and witnessing the (old) greatness.. but this is maybe the favorite moment I’ve captured.

DSC08480the sky again.

DSC08481And the sunset from Wadi Musa, on the way back. Petra in the distance.

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