In the foreground: the Arabian boy unsuccessfully tries to sell photos with kinds of Petra to the tourists from Africa.
On a background: Al Khazneh ("the Treasury") most famouse object of Petra.
Petra (rock in Greek) is an archaeological site in the Arabah, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan, lying 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. It is renowned for its rock-cut architecture. Petra is also one of the new wonders of the world.
The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was famously described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage." In 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site.
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erhan1958 (15705) 2008-12-19 3:47
Excellent shot. Beautiful colours. I can feel the ambiance from here. Very good composition. I must go there, well done
Gustaw (21670) 2008-12-19 3:48
Petra! Yes, I remember. Some years ago I was in Jordan in Petra. It is mistic place. Very historical place. Mnie nrawitsja twoja fotografia.
siamesa (28121) 2008-12-19 9:13
A fantastic and of extremy importance to the world . This new wonder of the world is really a wonder. "as old as time"... Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Parabéns.
Uhu (8593) 2008-12-19 11:08
Как из песка вырезанные (ну, сандстоун, так ведь?)
Емэйлом напишу, угу.
tedesse (25135) 2008-12-20 2:13
Fantastyczny POV,piekna prezentacja Skarbca Faraonow.
Ladny kadr,dobra ostrosc,swiatlo i ladne tonacje kolorow.
hdl (7035) 2008-12-22 4:35
Hi Serghei. I have been to Petra too. Great site. Impressive Siq and then you see this marvelour Al Khazneh in front of you. Nice picture; with the people in the picture it shows how big this construction is. You were there 4 days before me; we almost had a TE-meeting ;-)). Best wishes.
fritzi007 (10819) 2008-12-23 16:38
Wunderschönes, perfektes Foto, graruliere!!!