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... the gardens. The high
sloping areas coming down to the roads had a sort of grid embedded in them.
It was visible in some areas and looked like it might have been made of
the coconut fibre (?) that those little seedling pots are made of, or maybe
cardboard, cut with slits so that when it was stretched out, it formed
something like a net. This enabled the intricate planting of the many
designs which were so beautiful. Card to capture as we sped past ...
... very modestly head to toe the stares and lears from the males and females was both uncomfortable and intimidating. The complete hypocrisy of this attitude to westerners considering their own culture is stupid at the least.
Beating a hasty exit from the market we wandered the streets for a couple of blocks and were once again very aware that this is not a city like Dubai. With plenty of rubbish, dilapidated buildings and older cars it has its fair share of poverty ...
... a humongous mansion! As we entered, we were greeted with drink trays of wine and Dr Majid himself giving us a tour. His house is astonishing! You could definitely tell he is a man of great wealth and taste. The guests slowly arrived, including the Minister of Travel, the head of the Jordan Media Institute, Sir John Egan and his family, members of the Jordan River Foundation, and of course, Princess Rym Ali. Each of us had our own special seat, with our ...
... in the Gospel accounts.
We shared prayer, a renewal of our own Baptismal Covenant, and spent time reflecting on why Christ, who without sin, would wish to be washed in the waters of new birth. Fully human, yet fully God, Christ's solidarity with each of us, through his own insistence to John that he be baptized, instituted this practice for all believers.
... a colonnaded street that ran for 800m) fountains and two Amphitheatres. While you were walking I could see bits of wall poking out of the earth, parts of columns and shards of pottery everywhere, it was very cool. There is definitely still a lot to be dug up! It took us around three hours to see it all and then we jumped into the car to drive to the nearby Aijlun Castle which was built by the Arabs as protection against the crusaders. The views from the top tower were ...