We took a taxi to reach the Wadi Rum desert around 9:30 AM with an American girl who had been spending few weeks travelling in the different countries around Jordan.
Then, we hired a guide for a 4-wheel-drive tour in the desert to discover the most remarkable part of the desert, especially "Rock bridge", writings carved on cliffs and a house were "Laurence of Arabia" used to live.
Surprisingly, the most interesting part of the day to me was when our guide left us alone to the tent were we would spend the night my wife and I. I could have a walk alone on the dunes around and we had the silent space of the desert for us. A great moment to refuel one cells :)
But before that, we did see many places of interest in the Wadi desert like this little Rock bridge called Um Fruth. This one is something like 20 or 25m high and require some skills to reach top. Another one called Burdah Rock bridge is located at a 20 minutes drive for here but I believe this is a insane one :) I understood it was 1560m high !!! We saw it from very far some time later.
The following morning, after few sunrise pictures and few shots from the activity around us, we left the Wadi Rum by bus for Aqaba where we rented a car.
Saturation, contrast and levels adjusted. USM applied.
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hugolef (4913) 2005-10-15 5:56
j'ai vu un reportage tres (trop !!) court sur la Jordanie .... le reporter disait que c'etait le berceau de la civilisation .... pas un berceau ... un veritable ecrin ! il me semble que c'est un pays magnifique, qui ne beneficie pas d'une grande popularité àcause de ses voisins turbulents ...
Un joli POV, sous un soleil de plomb ... l'expo est bien gérée, j'ai toujours un peu de mal avec le caractere "tranché" du au pola, mais ici, cela donne un beau relief.
Merci pour le partage
Didi (60590) 2005-10-15 7:14
Salam Aleikum Steven ! Keif el Haal ? Comment ça va ?
Soura Dakhma wa samma djamil guedddan...
Une image grandiose sous ce magnifique ciel.
Le dur éclairage montre l'aridité de l'environnement sculpté par les tempêtes.
crhieatt (5347) 2005-10-15 8:22
I can never resist a rock bridge or arch!
marioDS (0) 2005-10-15 13:19
I like very much this impressive landscape.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama Circular Polarizer 77 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 9 DAYS TO DISCOVER JORDAN
- Theme(s): Desert [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-15 5:41
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