The Johnny Depp of Petra - Jordan
This camel driver was known affectionaly by all of his colleagues at Petra as Johnny Depp. He does have quite a "Pirates of the Carribean" look to him.
Looking Down on the Monastery - Petra, Jordan
A Camel Ride Past the Royal Tombs - Petra, Jordan
Gazing Upon the Treasury - Petra, Jordan
A view of the famous Treasury (which is actually a temple) in the mid-day sun in Petra, Jordan.
Waves of the Siq - Petra, Jordan
Racing Through the Siq - Petra, Jordan
When walking through the Siq to get to the Treasury at Petra, you have to watch out for these horse carraiges racing through.
Photographing the Colors of the Siq at Petra, Jordan
The Siq (canyons) form the entranceway to the Treasury in Petra. The colors of the rock change with the light as the day goes on.
Treasury at Petra, Jordan
Waiting With His Donkeys - Petra, Jordan
Waiting to take his donkeys down after the day ends at Petra, Jordan.
First View of the Treasury from the Siq - Petra, Jordan
Camels at the Royal Tombs - Petra, Jordan
A Simple Offering or Prayer Site in Petra - Jordan
The Nebatheans were a religious group; there are temples, offering and sacrifice sites for their Pagan gods all over the city of Petra.
Donkey Trail Down from the Monastery - Petra, Jordan
Ending the Day at the Treasury - Petra, Jordan
We end our visit to Petra with tea at the Treasury. Kind a peaceful way to end the day.
Walking to the Monestary - Petra, Jordan
With a similar facade as the Treasury, the Monastery (named as such since this is what it was used as in Byzantine times) is even bigger. Petra, Jordan.
Petra By Night in Jordan
Candles light the entrance to the Treasury at Petra in Jordan.
Creating Designs in the Sand - Petra, Jordan
Local people work in various shops throughoug Petra making crafts like this - colored sand paintings in a bottle.
Natural Sandstone Colors of Petra - Jordan
Take a look at the natural colored stripes inside this cave-like area in Petra. The girls are selling jewelry to passerbyers.
Horse Carriage Goes Deep Into the Siq - Petra, Jordan
Walking through the Canyons (Siq) at Petra, Jordan
Families Walking Through the Siq to the Treasury at Petra - Jordan
Camel Love - Petra, Jordan
Up close and personal with a camel at the Royal Tombs in Petra, Jordan.
Donkey Rides at the Royal Tombs - Petra, Jordan
Little Petra in Jordan
Petra's Treasury at Dusk - Jordan
Notice how the colors change to a deeper shade of red at dusk.
A Camel's View of the Treasury at Petra, Jordan
Tombs and Temples at Petra, Jordan
Camel and rider at Petra, Jordan
The Royal Tombs at Petra, Jordan
The Nebathean's Impressive Water System - Little Petra, Jordan
The Nebatheans collected and stored water in order to serve its inhabitants and the large caravans coming through the area. Very impressive stuff. Taken at Little Petra, Jordan.
Horses at the Entrance to Petra, Jordan
Looks like a rather fiesty horse. Taken in the walk to the Treasury at Petra.
The Monastery at Petra - Jordan
Pretending to be Mummies - Petra, Jordan
Enjoying Time at Petra By Night - Jordan
People mill around the Treasury and enjoy the atmosphere of Petra by Night in Jordan.
Donkeys, Head to Head - Petra, Jordan
A Tomb at Little Petra (Al Beidha) - Jordan
Little Petra is the northern part of the city that once welcomed the caravans coming across the desert. Although much smaller than Petra, it is still beautiful and worth a stop.
Old Bedouin Man at Petra - Jordan
Horse Carriage Running through the Siq at Petra, Jordan
It's best to move out of the way of these carriages as they don't seem to have brakes or move for anyone. Taken walking through the Siq (canyons) on the way to the Treasury at Petra in Jordan.
Walking through the Siq - Petra, Jordan
The walk from the entrance through the Siq (narrow canyons) to the Treasury at Petra is quite amazing.
Treasury at Dusk - Petra, Jordan