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Something from my archive.
Who doesn't dream about going to Petra, one of the seven world wonders. anyway, I dreamed about it and went to Jordan. But my experience was different as usual the people have from there. It was raining. In Siq not that much, but after, it was real disaster. Heavy rain, pea-sized hailstones, wind. I had to be
evacuated with some hundreds other tourists. But ...It was not so bad - I saw quite different Petra than usual, went back interesting path through the mountains, and I finally, saw Petra, some hours later the Siq was closed.

al-Siq is the main entrance to the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan. The dim, narrow gorge (in some points no more than 3 meters wide) winds its way approximately one mile and ends at Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh (The Treasury).

The Siq is a natural geological fault produced by tectonic forces and worn smooth by water erosion. The walls that enclose the Siq stand between 91–182 meters in height.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13596 W: 141 N: 35250] (158860)
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