Monday, May 08, 2006

Going into Petra

I don't know much about physical geography or geology, but Jordan is sensational. We did a winter driving holiday from Jerash in the north, past Aqaba in the south and I absolutely loved the variety and structures we saw. So, the next few blogs will be pics of rocks in Petra, and when I've done a little research, I'll add it.

This is the obligatory photo as you come to the end of the Siq, the winding crevasse that leads to the Treasury.

As you emerge from the relative cool of the long Siq, where shade mutes the colours of its walls, the sunlit Treasury seems to glow across the sand.

Just look how this has been carved out of the sandstone cliff face!

And this is the interior, with its extraordinary rainbow geology. You couldn't make this up!

1 comment:

nzm said...


Now I'm going to have to do my Jordan post soon!