This little donkey-for-hire gets a break while his master has lunch
Within the city center donkeys or camels could be hired to travel
around the large site.
of the details of construction are visible.
vivid colors and striations of the sandstone are breath-taking. No,
I did not modify these colors - that's just what they look like.
would be easy to believe that these are natural caves, except for the
trace of carving in the lower left. Centuries of wind and rain have
had their way. Before Petra was "rediscovered" and turned
into a park, the nomadic peoples had used such places as homes.
and daughter take a break for lunch among the structures of antiquity.
plaza at the end of the colonaded main street is the location of several
restaurants. The rule about the bedouin having all the concessions isn't
quite true - the restaurants were operated by the hotels. I think the
large structure carved into the rock is the Petra Archeological Museum.
We did not have time to visit it.
We were interested to find out that it is in fact possible to bring
cars into the center of Petra. One can be seen by the tree at the left
of the picture.
just like this picture. It shows a heavily eroded section of the siq
leading into Petra.
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