Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

The passage of millenia has weathered the sandstone of the ancient city of Petra into some fascinating shapes and colours, including this example.

Is it just me, or is that the head of a dinosaur about to graze on that bush?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

The human figures at bottom right give some idea of the monumental scale of the ruined city of Petra.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Travel

This week, Frank of Dutch Goes The Photo! has gone off on his holidays so, appropriately, has selected the theme of ‘travel’ for his latest Tuesday Challenge.

It’s a very broad theme, of course; as Frank says, travel could be anything as mundane as a daily commute. However, I’ve selected a rather more exotic image that tries to convey ‘travel’ as the state of being somewhere very different from what you’re used to.

I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to travel quite extensively, for both business and pleasure. The first doesn’t count so much perhaps, but for somewhere very different – in terms of both place and time – one of my all-time favourite places has to be Petra. It’s one of the most photographed locations on the planet, but at least this isn’t a photograph of the iconic Nabatean Treasury (although there are a few photographs of that particular edifice elsewhere on this blog if you care to look).

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

It doesn’t matter that you know it’s there. The first sight of the Nabatean treasury at Petra, as the long, narrow path of the Siq opens up to reveal the ‘rose red’ ruined city is almost guaranteed to take your breath away.

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asks for something that conveys “the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your ‘road taken’.”

I reckon tthis qualifies:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Tuesdays of Texture: Cobbles

For Tuesdays of Texture this week, I’ve chosen an image that I came across again when I was looking through my photographs of Petra, (yet) another of which I used for the latest WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

This is a detail of one of the city’s cobbled streets: note the rut worn in the cobbles by the passing of countless wheels thousands of years ago:

Cobbles

Tuesdays of Texture: Week 36

Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Two frames for the price of one in this photograph, taken from the entrance of one of the tombs at Petra, looking through an archway to the rows of seats in the theatre beyond.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

This is a view of the long, deep and narrow gorge , called the ‘Siq’, that is the main entrance to the historical site of Petra, in Jordan. The two figures on horseback give a good idea of scale.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow