December 5, 2010

Petra


My entry for this week is from my archives of photographs shot in Petra of Jordan which needs no introduction.

Near the Siq

I am posting two photographs, one of a typical scenery shot near Wadhi Al-Mudhlim above, the other of what the locals call as Al-Khazneh when it was cast with the shade of the tall mountains around.

The Treasury, also called Al Khazneh

The inclusion of some people in the above picture does give a rough idea of the size of the Treasury, isn't it? I also like to view how the mountain in the top right hand side is bathed in full and direct sunlight.

33 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

These are both lovely but I'm especially fond of the first one. Those horses are delightful! Have a super week ahead :)

Randi said...

Wow... this is what I need to see just now...warm colour tones, beautiful scenery and terrific shots!!! I love to visit your blog, you always give me inspiration. I also want to thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Both are simply stunning!!!

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Wa, nice pictures of that place.. amazing the second.

Nature Rambles said...

The colour of the rock, the foreign-ness of it...stunning!So much like a page out of National Geographic. Your images are fantastic!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Fantastico sito archeologico !!!!!
In queste foto qualsiasi commento รจ veramente inutile difronte a tale belezza.
Buona giornata :))
Myriam

Mridula said...

What a place!

magiceye said...

impressive!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

horses wait
their riders’ return
patiently


Shadow Faith

eileeninmd said...

Both are beautiful shots, I love horses which makes the first shot very special. And the second shot is just stunning. The mountain and colors are fantastic.

Anu said...

the second pic is just too awesome! makes you feel tiny and insignificant!

Woody said...

I'm speechless, the views are breathtaking and the shadows stunning.

Louis la Vache said...

Fascinating post.

«Louis» thanks you for your recent visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Paz said...

awesome photos of one of my favorite places. happy shadow shot sunday!

paz

Siddhartha Joshi said...

my girl-friend has been here, while i have not. i feel so jealous :(

lovely pics though :)

frayedattheedge said...

Amazing photos!!

R. Ramesh said...

awesome pics ya..wish i could visit one day...

Trotter said...

Hi Celine! You are getting there earlier... ;) I was thinking o0f Petra for this winter... ;)
Lovely shots!!

Blogtrotter Two is in the Valley of Kings waiting for you!! No photos allowed inside the tombs, sorry… Enjoy and have a great week!

NatureFootstep said...

Great shots from Petra. Yes, it is well known. Even I know of it. :)

Paula Scott said...

These are gorgeous and monumental! I can only imagine how much more awestruck I would be to see this in person.

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Marilyn said...

Both of these photos are just stunning, I have never seen anything like either of them.
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Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous magnificent shots!! Awesome!

EG Wow said...

WHOA! The people look very small in the second photo, which is the perfect way to emphasize the majesty of this place.

Pearl Maple said...

Simply fabulous, the views are nice to look at but all the more interesting when you consider how old this region is. Thanks for sharing with us all.

chitra said...

Pretty and clear pics.

Serline said...

I did not recognize these places, but my hubby and son both had instant recognition. One went "Indiana Jones!" and the other "Tin tin"!

Bhupesh said...

Very nice and crisp Shot
:)

Bhupesh

Hooked on Memes said...

I thought of Indiana Jones too. Fantastic photos!

Vinni said...

Very Nice Pics, makes me think of going to Jordan for my next trip.

JM said...

I've always wanted to visit this place, but have not travel to Jordan yet... Fabulous shots, love them both.

Priyank said...

Tall and imposing structures are quite intimidating indeed. :)

sandeep said...

luvly pics - the 2nd pic looks a bit like badami. isnt it?