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The sandstone that the buildings are carved into are formed of numerous layers of sand, of different colours. Swirling reds, yellows, browns and oranges blend to make natural patterns on the wall, so they had no need for paint or wall paper (if it had even been invited back then).
The insides of the buildings are usually small, in comparison to their facade, and rarely have anything of note in them other than niches ...
... and the hundreds of tourists around who are all wanting that same shot as you it is still and impressive site that goes beyond the photos, and it was amazing to think until the 1980s this was still inhabited. Whilst we didn't get to spend that long in Petra, for me it was not much of a problem, as I'd seen most of what I had wanted. And after taking lunch we headed back down to the border with Israel.
... was rather exhausting in the heat but well worth the effort - good for the thighs too. After a climb of about an hour or so we reached The Monastery, yet another wondrous sight to behold (and even larger than The Treasury at nearly 50m square) - as was the Bedouin cafe with fresh pomegranate juice on offer. Graham longed for a cold beer but strict rules forbid alcohol in most of Jordan so it was a week of abstinence. We enjoyed watching the ...
... looks over most of Petra, it is a steep ascent and we were glad to be at the top. The spot itself has an alter and sacrifice area but more importantly give a fantastic panorama of everything, this we decided was the perfect spot for a picnic but not before hearing one of the stupidest comments ever from the kind of American tourist that gives American tourists a bad name.
2 larger people (who had actually passed us on mules coming up not walking, first ...
... with magnificent views over mountains and valleys, but incredibly camouflaged in the landscape. We took the less travelled way to Little Petra to get us ready for the Big one tomorrow. A walk through the town of Petra at sunset completed the activities for the day, with the sound of donkeys and goats in the background. We felt very privileged to have seen such wonderful and historic sights ...