Petra, Jordan

We managed to get a day in PETRA before heading off to the ferry that heads off to Egypt tomorrow.

Petra was fab, a long walk down to the treasury and onwards, but really good exercise pulling and pushing Lily’s push chair with her in it.
It started with The Djinn blocks…

The Djinn blocks, Petra

The Djinn blocks, Petra

This followed by The Obelisk Tomb…

The Obelisk Tomb, Petra

The Obelisk Tomb, Petra

The Obelisk Tomb, with Lily in push chair and horse drawn chariots

The Obelisk Tomb, with Lily in push chair and horse drawn chariots

The closed walls are also special esp. if no one is around and you can hear the horses shoes against the rock roads coming up and down the track to and from the attractions.

The Walls, Pris and Sib

The Walls, Pris and Sib

A Horse coimg down the track

A Horse coimg down the track

Lily and Pris

Lily and Pris

The Treasury through the last of the rock passage

The Treasury through the last of the rock passage

Pris

Pris

Lily and Nicky walking towards the Treasury

Lily and Nicky walking towards the Treasury

The water was channeled to the old city by man made furrows.

Water furrows to the old city

Water furrows to the old city

And then out of no where the Khazneh or Treasury built for rituals for priests.

Khesney ot the Treasury

Khesney ot the Treasury

The stones ladders carved into the face of the Treasury

The stones ladders carved into the face of the Treasury

The  Treasury with Lily in Front

The Treasury with Lily in Front

Nicky and Lily in front of the Treasury

Nicky and Lily in front of the Treasury

Taken from the foot of the Treasury

Taken from the foot of the Treasury

Nicky in front of the Treasury

Nicky in front of the Treasury

Us

Us

And then on again towards the the Roman soldiers tomb…

on the way to the Roman Soldiers tomb

on the way to the Roman Soldiers tomb


The Roman soldiers Tomb

The Roman soldiers Tomb

And then on again to the centre of the old city where you can see the Um Tombs

Um Tomb and Nicky

Um Tomb and Nicky


Nic and Peta Coliseum

Nic and Peta Coliseum

Nicky and the coliseum

Nicky and the coliseum

Camels in the old city

Camels in the old city


Later the afternoon at the Treasury,  piggyback

Later the afternoon at the Treasury, piggyback

Piggyback Treasury

Piggyback Treasury

Me and the tired little one

Me and the tired little one

Lily

Lily

What an amazing afternoon. It costs 50JD’s to enter, 60 for 2 days and 90 for three days. 1 JD is around a pound sterling, so expensive. The locals will try sell you goodies and offer you horse cart rides, but coming back all the way to the top gate looks really tempting. The closed walls keeps the sun out which is GREAT, except when you walk into the centre of the old city. Thats when you need your hat, sun cream and sunnies!

Info:

Treasury info

Treasury info

More info

More info

Lily Andela

Lily Andela

Tea break

Tea break

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6 Responses to Petra, Jordan

  1. Chad Dixon says:

    What an amazing place! That shot of Lilly, alone by the Treasury is one she will look back on with fondness when she is an adult.

  2. Hey awesome photos, hope you made it to Egypt unscathed. Im in Luxor, a beer or two if your coming to town?

  3. Cool, we may be in Luxor on the 21st or so, i’ll let you know! Bye nic

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