Photograph of the week: The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Petra is a city in Jordan that is cut into the very rock itself. This UNESCO area, founded as early as 312BC, is known as, “a rose-red city half as old as time”. A narrow gorge called The Siq leads you over 1 km through the rock until it opens up to this building called The Treasury. Three nights a week, they put on a special show where candles are laid out on the ground and musicians come out to play traditional songs.

Time and space

Thank you to Conor MacNeill of TheFella Photography for permission to reproduce the image.

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  1. Anu says:

    Jordan is such a beauty. I have read other stories which have sworn by the hospitality of the people as well. Hope I get to visit this soon!

    The photograph has been taken amazingly well. The low-light must have been very challenging!

  2. Deborah says:

    I agree, an amazing photo, what a skilled photographer. That glimpse of the milky way… so atmospheric. And all the candles reminding us that Petra is an ancient necropolis, the mysterious city of the Bedouin. Well done Conor.

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