Photographer's Note

A simple cliche for today. Looking up at the Deir Temple in Petra, in late afternoon in winter. These ruins are famous for their rose coloured stone, film location for Indiana Jones, place of exile for Sheik Ben Kalish Ezab of Wadesdah, and extortionate entry cost. The WS photo shows attempted communication between asses. For an overview of the temple from a distance, please see the photo by Alexandre(naxius) here. About the temple:

The Monestary is one of the largest monuments in Petra. (It is also one of the farthest from the main gate.) The Deir recieved this name from the cave that is known as the Hermit's Cell. No one knows where this name came from, and it may have only come into use after the Middle Ages.

The Deir monument is 40.2 meters wide and is carved deep into the side of the mountain. The door itself is 8 meters high. The main inside chamber is huge. It is 11.5 meters by 10 meters, and is lit only by light coming through the 8 meter high doorway.

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