"Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it." ~Author Unknown
I thought today I would share with you another part of the world that we have been fortunate enough to visit.
“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” (Hillaire Belloc)
"Petra, the world wonder, is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome."
"Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1 kilometre in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80 metres high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colours and formations of the rocks are dazzling.
That's me peaking out from the side of the cliff.
As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury)."
"This is an awe-inspiring experience. A massive façade, 30m wide and 43m high, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink, rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of an important Nabataean king and represents the engineering genius of these ancient people." Petra is also known as the Red-Rose City.
"As you enter the Petra valley you will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of this place and its outstanding architectural achievements. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings - unlike the houses, which were destroyed mostly by earthquakes, the tombs were carved to last throughout the afterlife and 500 have survived, empty but bewitching as you file past their dark openings."
We took hundreds of pictures while in Jordan. There's so much history to be found there. I will be sharing more next week for Sightseeing Saturday (since I ran out of pinks for Pink Saturday. Ha!)
"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang
Back to cleaning so that I can finish early, walk with Sam, make soup for dinner, take a bath and then crochet the night away. Peace & blessings, Tammy