Petra, hewn into pink rose sandstone
The eastern entrance to the Jordanian site of Petra through The Siq (the shaft), stimulated me also in my third visit. A narrow gorge of about 100 meters deep opens in a dramatic view of Al Khazneh (The Treasury), hewn gloriously into the cliff. We climbed to the top of the mountains, descended in the narrow ravines, and admired the rock-cut architecture, the colorful sandstone formations, and the Bedouins who utilize the ancient Nabataean constructions. The photographs in the gallery were taken during my recent visit in April 2009.
Young Jordanian girls sitting at the bottom of Al Khazneh (The Treasury), 2009