Monday, March 8, 2010


Petra, the capital city of the Nabataeans, with most exquisite architecture cut out of the rock, built around the 6th century BC, is a very stunning place to visit, full of surprises and a feast for the eyes! It was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and a wonder surely it is! Here are some photos we took while exploring the site two years ago.



But my absolute favorite picture from this wonderful day, is this one we took while walking down from El Dir, of two beautiful Bedouin girls, sitting high up in a stone niche, playing a hand clapping game and singing and laughing - it really was a heavenly sight! Zoom in to see how pretty they are.                                                                   

Can you see why Petra is called the Rose-Red City?


Dawn of LaTouchables said...

This goes hand-in-hand with the book I'm reading that you recommended, Married to a Bedouin, by Marguerite van Geldermalsen...I LOVE it! She's quite frank and natural, and I can imagine everything she says. What a beautiful place in the world!


How very fascinating to imagine how life was so many, many years ago! The girls are delightful!

veroque said...

התמונה עם הילדות פשוט מדהימה! כאילו הזמן עצר מלכת.