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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MAGIC

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge- Magic dated November 18, 2016.

Walking through the Ancient city of Petra itself was a magical experience!

Petra in Jordan is a beautiful place to visit. We first walk through The Siq, a natural Sandstone gorge, a little over 2 Km or so walk winding through the ancient city of Petra to open into the most magnificent site that I ever saw -the treasury also know as Al Khazna, hence I choose a couple pictures from my Petra tour for this WPC-Magic.

“The Siq” Petra, Jordan
Walking through “The Siq” in Petra
“The Siq” Petra

After a 2 Km or so walk through “The Siq”, one gets mesmerized by this beautiful sight in front of our eyes, the most spectacular monument carved by the Nabataeans,  it is 39.5 m high and carved out of a single block.

ashus photography- "Al Khazna" Petra, Jordan
ashus photography- “Al Khazna” Petra, Jordan

If you love travelling I would definitely recommend a visit to this fantastic place. 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Endurance

For this  Weekly Photo Challenge –Endurance, I was reminded of my one place that me and my family had visited-Petra in Jordan.

This ancient city, so beautiful, gives us glimpse of the Nabataean civilization that was so advanced, the impressive craving of the city in mountains leaves us spellbound.

Petra visit turned out to be a test of me and my families physical strength and endurance too, it was a long walk through this ancient city, the total 1600 or so steps, to and fro, to see one of the largest monuments in Petra, deeply carved into a cliff face of the Jabal Ad Dayr, the facade also know as ”the Monastery”.

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Start of the long walk into the ancient city of Petra.

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The beautiful stones on both sides of the passage make you stop and get lost in the beauty of the place.

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The above two pictures show the long distance that was traveled to reach that far up the mountains, not to forget the steps.

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Finally, The Monastery– the magnificent site that was worth all the efforts of climbing up the long route to reach here.