Staff Travels: Tim Visits Israel and Jordan
Tim from our Upper West Side Outpost recently took a trip to Israel and Jordan with his family. He shared some highlights from his visit with us:
This façade in Petra is one of the most well preserved of the hundreds in the valley. It’s an incredible place. You begin by walking in a narrow hallway created by towering rock on either side. As you follow the path and turn a corner suddenly you get a glimpse of the first of many carved out caves. This one known as the Treasury. The detail of the carvings and color of the rock are awe-inspiring.
After the shaded hallway-like entrance you enter the huge expanse of the valley where the majority of the structures remain. Our guide insisted that the view from atop this mountain was worth the hundreds of rock-cut stairs we would have to climb. He ran the whole way up! I tried keeping up for the first ten minutes and then was quickly out of breath. There were mountain goats grazing in small pockets of the mountain.This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 3:45 pm and is filed under Photos, Travels. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.