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... of the cross, adn saw many churches and the place where Jesus was help prisoner and where he was beaten and where he fell... you get the point. It was interesting and I enjoyed it, but it's hard for it to feel like a religious experience, when there are so many people and the path goes through a huge market. Nonetheless I appreciated the experience. The Via Dolorosa ends in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is said to be the exact location where Jesus was hung on ...
... puffing away. Actually looks pretty relaxing and social :) But I was surprised when even our Petra tour guide (who is a radiographer in the hospital!) kept stopping to light up. We arrived at the small town of Wadi Musa stopping for a lovely photo stop before arriving at our hotel. The town is surrounded by amazing hills and rocky mountains of beautiful colours. Not that I have been to the Grand Canyon but I imagine it would be similar to this. And of ...
... that will do it justice.
I won't attempt to recreate the experience but instead leave much of it
to the imagination for want of words and fast forward:
It was 2:00am, the moon covered the rocky
outcrop with a sheet of dull light, giving clairvoyance to us and bringing to
life the stony figures that watched as we passed by. The donkeys needed
no direction and plodded on where they had stepped for generations. We
... enjoyed it so much.
The pick marks of the tunnellers could be seen, or felt. In places there were indentations as if the miners had taken a wrong turn, but they were only a small dead end. The tunnel is half a kilometre long, and I think it took us about 45 minutes to get through. What fun! I would love to do it all over again! Just think - it's about 3000 years old, and still working perfectly. That's why Hezekiah is my hero! I don't ...
... floor is divided into three parts at the centre is a tholos with a conical roof, surmounted by a urn, and on either side two half-frontons, supported by columns. An architectural and sculptural decoration of the highest quality adorns the architecture elements and the front of the building. The Khazneh is the only rock-cut building in Petra that presents absolutely no Nabataean element and attests to link exclusively with the Alexandrian world and Hellenistic artistic ...