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

Tuesdays of Texture: Weathered Sandstone

This piece of sandstone down by Circular Quay in Sydney is not only a lovely colour but has also weathered very attractively.

sandstone

Tuesdays of Texture Week 51

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

Thursday Doors: Petra

Since I started participating in Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge, I’ve featured quite a few old and weathered examples, but this one beats them all.  It stands in the middle of the Siq, the long narrow path that leads to the main entrance of Petra, and is well over 2,000 years old. I suppose arguably it’s a doorway rather than a door, but it’s still worth looking at.

Petra

Thursday Doors 28 January 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

This photograph was taken at Circular Quay in Sydney, and is a detail from a sculpture depicting a settler family. It’s one of a series that commemorates Australia’s early days.

Trio

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

Photography 101: Landmark

Another image from Petra. This time, the famous Nabataean Treasury but from a more unusual perspective (as per the suggestions in the assignment).

I also like the juxtaposition of the carved monument and the rough stone on the right: like a particularly spectacular  ‘before and after’.

I’ve posted some more abstract images from Petra here.

Landmark

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Here is another picture from Petra, showing the sandstone layers from which the monuments were carved. You can find more in this other post.

Layers