Monday, March 4, 2013


When I was in 6th grade, I learned about Petra, a 2,300-year-old city in southern Jordan carved out of rock. It amazed me. When I was 22, I had the marvelous opportunity to visit Petra and it absolutely lived up to my 11-year-old dreams of beauty, innovation and wonder (click here to read a blog post about my experience there).

Without the incredible carved edifices, this location would be a beautiful one (think Southern Utah). Add in such beautiful architecture created using nothing but hand tools and ladders and this place is really something.

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Robyn said...

It is amazing isn't it. I went about 6 years ago, and although we have seen the images on posters/movies...I was totally blown away...and it will stay with me forever.

Monique Bellavia said...

Wow such amazing photos! You truly are lucky to have visited such a beautiful place!

Jenna said...

I'm dying to visit Petra! Jordan was my number one study abroad destination, and then my Dad had a breakdown about it and I switched to South Africa (which also worked out well!). One day I'll definitely be heading back to the middle east though :)


Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I'm dying to visit!!!

SH said...

These photos are incredible!

Happy Monday!

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