Petra had been on my wife's and my bucket list for years and we finally got there and to Jerash in 2010. Jerash is a fabulous set of partially restored Roman ruins very near Amman, the capitol and largest city in the country. These four photos were converted to monochrome a few days ago.
C&C is encouraged as always about anything. Just one question: Is more detail needed in the shadow areas of the first photo or does the lack of detail help emphasize shape?
Photo #1 - Hadrian's Arch - Jerash: While I was visiting with the stone carvers, one of them let me do a very little bit of carving of a stone that was to be installed on this arch. So, I'm thinking that someday it will be renamed Buckley's Arch.
Photo #2 - Cardo (the main street) - Jerash
Photo #3 - Entrance to Petra: If you have ever been to Zion Canyon National Park, Petra is like that though with huge buildings carved into the rock. I have done a lot of hiking and the entrance to Petra is clearly the best combination of sheer beauty and ease of walking that I have ever encountered. Or you can ride, as this photo shows.
Photo #4 - Treasury at Petra: Millions of people have viewed the famous Treasury from street level. I would wager that far less than 1% have viewed it from above. If it had not been for a guide who was waiting for people such as my wife and me who couldn't find the viewpoint on our own, I also probably would not have seen it from this angle. That's despite that my guidebook was attempting to point me to this viewing spot.