Jordan, Petra, March 7, 2011
Petra is a chistorical place in Jordan known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.
One entering Petra needs to pass more than 1 km along canyon. In the photo you can see the end of the Siq canyon with its dramatic view of Al Khazneh (the Treasury).
Sometimes a night candle show is organized, when all the way along the canyon is lit by candles. The square in fron of the Treasury is covered with candles. More photos can be found in my blog (it is in Russian, but you can just watch the photos): [link]
On a trip with
(by the way, we got married last summer
Canon 5D Mark II, Tamron 17-35, ISO 800, f/5.6, 30 and 13 sec