Hadrian's Arch at Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East.
Jerash is popular destination for Jordanian students too!
The intricate stone work is still evident.
More Roman architecture.
Archway to Jerash!
Chariot races are still popular in Jerash
Moving deeper into the city
Roman columns still line the streets of Jerash
And the columns go on for some distance.
Jordanian flags blowing in the wind
A tribute to King Abdullah, who is very popular in Jordan.
A Jordanian man enjoys the Roman theater.
A better view of the theater
Ancient columns with modern Jerash in the background.
Mosaic tiles line the floor of an ancient church.
A close view of the mosaic patterns.
Pillars at the Temple of Athena
Entrance to the Temple of Athena
The Temple of Athena
A Roman street still lined with columns.
Another view of the detailed stone work of the Nymphaeum
More Roman stonework.
The Nymphaeum of Jerash.
The Marketplace of Jerash.
Roman architecture remains impressive 2000 years later.
A visit to a fortress used by Lawrence of Arabia.
Entering the Fortress at Azraq. Notice the ominously named "Death Hole" above the door.
Inside the fortress.
The fortress has been used for centuries before Lawrence visited during the first World War.
The room where Lawrence took up residence while visiting the fortress.
Sand Art! It takes these guys roughly 5 minutes to make one of these.
Jordanian School Children.
The Royal Jordanian Automobile Museum.
The Brough Superior SS100 motorcycle favored by Lawrence.
The museum is the history of Jordan as told through vehicles.
A Rolls Royce armored vehicle from the Arab Revolt.
Rolls Royce used by the Royal Family.
Just a few of the many cars that were collected by King Hussein who was an automobile enthusiasts.
A classic Mercedes-Benz
The Mercedes SUV used to transport the body of King Hussein upon his passing.
Some cars are a work of art!
The cars and bikes just don't end.
Porsche Carrera GT: There Is No Substitute.
Ferrari F40 and F50. Two of the rarest sports cars in the world side by side.
This is a little too understated for me.
Millions of dollars of sports cars in one room.
A Mercedes classic. One of the most influential cars of all time.
A sand bike. Incredibly thick tires.
The Citadel at Amman
A view of Amman from the Citadel. Notice the Roman amphitheater.
The remains of Roman columns at the Citadel.
Fingers from the statue of Hercules that once oversaw the Temple at the Citadel.
Statue of Tyche in the Jordan Museum at the Citadel.
Beautifully painted urn.
Intricate carvings inside an impressive bowl.
A larger view of the bowl. Beautiful.
Sculpture of Hercules.
More carvings from the ancient Nabataeans.
The Mosque at the Citadel.
The dome inside the Mosque.
Huge Jordanian flag flying over Amman. The second largest flag in the terms of area in the World. (Damn you Dubai!)
Entryway to the Hedjaz Jordanian Railway.
Camels on the Hill.
Riding the train through the Jordanian countryside.
The steam powered train remains one of the best ways to see Jordan.
Morning sun over the church at Madaba.
Inside the church of Madaba.
One of the famous mosaics in Madaba.
The brightly colored interior of the church.
The famous Mosaic of Madaba that is one of the earliest known maps of the Holy Land.
A modern day artist making a mosaic on a vase. If only I could have gotten this home in one piece.
Over looking the Jordanian countryside.
Hiking up Mt. Nebo, where Moses looked upon the Holy Land.
More impressive mosaics, these were discovered in a church on Mt. Nebo.
These large mosaics will be restored to the church, which is being rebuilt.
The view of the Holy Land from Mt. Nebo. On a clear day you can see all the way to Jerusalem.
The waters of the Dead Sea. Notice the heavy concentrations of salt.
Another view of the Dead Sea.
My room at the Feynan Eco Lodge.
The room had no electricity and was only lit by lanterns.
The courtyard at Feynan.
Feynan Water Bottle
The surrounding countryside near Feynana and the Dana Biosphere Reserve.
The sun going down over the desert.
Making bread with the Bedouins.
And later enjoying tea as well.
Chief of the Bedouin tribe near Feynan.
Feynan Eco-Lodge viewed from high up in the mountains.
Sunrise at the Dana Biosphere Reserve.
A beautiful morning hike through the hills.
Sunrise over Feynan.
A dry river bed.
Beautiful desert flowers.
A Bedouin Ponders Life!
Through the desert hills.
Desolate but beautiful.
The outskirts of Petra.
Horse drawn carriages at Petra.
An early tomb for the Nabataeans.
A more elaborate tomb built for an entire Nabatean family.
The Guards of Petra.
Entering the Siq, the canyon that leads to Petra.
Further into the Siq. Notice the size of the hikers in front of us.
The narrow slot canyon of the Siq.
A side passage off the Siq.
Approaching the entrance to Petra.
First glimpse of the Treasury.
The Treasury at Petra.
The Rose Red City!
Wanna take a ride?!?
Another view of the Treasury.
Camels are a popular mode of transportation in Petra.
A Bedouin plays the traditional Rababa.
One of the many tombs inside Petra proper.
Unlike the Treasury, these structures can be entered.
More ruins in Petra.
The scope of the city is impressive and so much more than just the Treasury.
Tombs of Petra.
Nabatean ruins in Petra.
A road into the ancient city.
Steps into the Roman Temple of Petra.
A massive structure in Petra believed to have been a seat of government.
Impressive views from the high plateaus of Petra.
The Monastery is just as impressive as the Treasury, but harder to get to!
Another view of the Monastery.
Not only does this trail lead to "All Places," but also The End of the World! We've got to follow that!
Views from the End of the World.
A guard post.
Mike and Carolyn on the other side of the gorge.
More Mike and Carolyn.
Desert wildlife abounds if you keep your eyes open.
More views from on high.
The Monastery at Petra!
My favorite photo of the Treasury.
Two of Petra's Cat Inhabitants.
Well hello there!
The High Desert.
Into Wadi Rum!
Climbing a Dune in Wadi Rum
The spectacular Wadi Rum!
Off Road Adventures!
4x4 Only Here!
4x4's gather at the rock arch.
I so want to own that jeep!
A Bedouin tent in a desert canyon.
A Bedouin encampment.
Preparing for a party!
Prepping the balloon for a morning flight.
Load up! It's time to fly!
Heating up the air for take-off.
3000 feet above Wadi Rum.
Wadi Rum from a hot air balloon.
Those are cars down there.
A desert playground for adventurers.
Shadow of the Balloon.
Approaching our landing zone, Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom in the background.
Gathering the balloon.
Hot air balloon in the morning sun.
Fortress at Aqaba.
Arched doorways at Aqaba's fortress.
Another view of the fortress, modern Aqaba in the background.
John the Baptists Spring near Bethany Beyond the Jordan.
The actual spring of John the Baptist.
Modern mosaic of the site.
The place where John baptized Jesus.
Another view of the baptismal site.
A church near the River Jordan.
Approaching the River Jordan.
The River Jordan. A bit underwhelming but historically and biblically important.
Another view of the River Jordan.
Another view of the church.
The interior of the church which is quite modern.
Ornate ceiling of the church.
And the tabernacle.