A Bedouin playing a traditional instrument at Kerac, a crusader castle. This is version made from a tin can but traditionally it would be made from goat skin.

A Bedouin playing a traditional instrument at Kerac, a crusader castle. This is version made from a tin can but traditionally it would be made from goat skin.

Jordan: In Pictures

Wadi Rum: Two Bedouin seek shade from the desert sun.

Wadi Rum: Two Bedouin seek shade from the desert sun.

Wadi Rum - preparing dinner for a party of tourists, in the background a traditional Bedouin goat hair tent.

Wadi Rum – preparing dinner for a party of tourists, in the background a traditional Bedouin goat hair tent.

Dinner in the desert. Tourist queue up for a traditional meal, made from chicken and rice placed in a pot and stewed for several hours. The pot is turned upside down to empty it.

Petra: The Treasury - seen from the end of the Siq, a first glimpse!

Petra: The Treasury – seen from the end of the Siq, a first glimpse!

Petra: The Treasury - well preserved due to the rocks around it.

Petra: The Treasury – well preserved due to the rocks around it.

Petra: The facades of the Royal Tombs

Petra: The facades of the Royal Tombs

Donkeys are a common sight at Petra. This one has it's youngster running alongside. The young donkey gets used to the sights and sounds of the tourist trade whilst it's mother works.

Donkeys are a common sight at Petra. This one has it’s youngster running alongside. The young donkey gets used to the sights and sounds of the tourist trade whilst it’s mother works.

Two camels wait patiently in Petra to give tired tourists a ride, providing income for the local economy

Two camels wait patiently in Petra to give tired tourists a ride, providing income for the local economy

Skilled work. A man makes sand bottles for selling to tourists. The bottles are filled entirely with sand and pictures are expertly created on the outside of the bottle. This one is a picture of camels.

Skilled work. A man makes sand bottles for selling to tourists. The bottles are filled entirely with sand and pictures are expertly created on the outside of the bottle. This one is a picture of camels.

Finished sand bottles, ready for sale. These show a particularly intricate design.

Finished sand bottles, ready for sale. These show a particularly intricate design.

The Dead Sea - salt collects at the water's edge

The Dead Sea – Salt collects at the water’s edge

Believers being baptised at Bethany beyond the Jordan - the accepted place of Jesus' baptism.

Believers being baptised at Bethany beyond the Jordan – the accepted place of Jesus’ baptism.

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One thought on “Jordan: In Pictures

  1. Nicholas Andriani

    This is really an exceptional post. Great photographs, solid descriptions, and my favorite of all subject matter, the Kingdom of Jordan… and the Bedouin people. I wish you a wonderful New Years!

    Reply

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