My view on Qasr Kharana, one of the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Amman and relatively close to the border with Saudi Arabia. It is believed to have been built sometime before the early 8th century, based on a graffito in one of its upper rooms, despite visible Sassanid influences. A Greek or Byzantine house may have existed on the site. It is one of the earliest examples of Islamic architecture in the region.
HERE is the photo from inside the castle!
This is the landscape when you turn for 180 degrees!
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alin-m (3716) 2013-01-08 7:57
For me this picture is really interesting.Architecture of this citadel is amazing and picture is very good.
worldcitizen (4858) 2013-01-08 9:57
It's interesting to such an old castle in such a desolate place. I like the stonework and warm color. We can definitely see more detail with the castle filling the frame. It would also be interesting to see more of the surroundings, and get a feeling of the space around the castle. I imagine it is a very empty area. There is only one other photo of this castle here on TE.
Antipodean (1096) 2013-01-08 22:20
Kia ora Aleksandr,
Great photo of an interesting castle. I visited this castle several times when I was leading tours to Jordan in 1983. The castle still looks the same of in my photos - & still no people! In 1983 they had just started construction on the road - it was just a track. Thanks for the memory. Cheers, Neil
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (489)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC H50
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-08 6:26