Exasperating scenes, epic landscapes & breath-taking panoramas are extremely tricky to capture in an image, not only because it has to portray the scene but encapsulate the emotions often apportioned to such observations; fear, isolation, exhilaration, joy and other-worldliness…
I find myself at the top of a mountain, having hiked a steep, winding rocky incline.
Sweaty, thirsty and aching, this moment is quite different to the pictures I’ve spent years ogling in books, blogs and magazines. They’ve certainly helped my imagination run away with me, up to here & now. But in person, this landscape is infinite yet dramatic; soothing yet bold; awe-inspiring yet petrifying.
To point-and-shoot feels an offence. Of course, I still try…as any amateur photographer would understand.
Jordan is a country of boundless beauty.
Some of the countries, by which it’s encircled, lie before me now in the far distances of this panorama, just before the dusty sands merge with the hazy sky to paint a wall of horizon.
Lovers of the outdoors, nature, history and archaeology will find themselves in their element, with the most exquisite scenes awarded only to those who hike, climb and adventure towards them.
Tall rocky outcrops jut high into the skies, capped with unique historical sights and astounding views.
I’d recommend at least 2 full days to explore Petra. Many come for 1 day but that’s simply not enough to do it justice. Now, at the dizzy heights of my Petra adventure, a dream trip has become reality.
Day One and it’s early morning. Today, I dedicate to reaching the first two of three must-see Petra sights, the Treasury and the Monastery…NEXT POST
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