torstai 16. marraskuuta 2017

One day in Amman

Amman, Jordania.
 Get the view.


Amman (arabisch عمان) ist die Hauptstadt des Haschimitischen Königreiches Jordanien 
und zählt 4.044.000 Einwohner (Volkszählung 2015). 
Sie ist eine moderne Stadt, in der Muslime und Christen (10 %) zusammen leben. 

Dead Wikipedia, yes, Amman is modern but has a very Arabic touch.

Yes, city. 

Citadel, THE sight in Amman.

The Amman Citadel is a historical site at the center of downtown Amman, Jordan. 
Known in Arabic as Jabal al-Qal'a, (جبل القلعة), the L-shaped hill is one
 of the seven cabals (mountains) that originally made up Amman. 
Evidence of occupation since the pottery Neolithic period has been found. 
It was inhabited by different peoples and cultures until the time of the Umayyads, 
after which came a period of decline and for much of the time
 until 1878 the former city became an abandoned pile of ruins only 
sporadically used by Bedouin and seasonal farmers. Despite this gap, 
the Citadel of Amman is considered to be among the world's oldest 
continuously inhabited places. (Wikipedia)

View from the Citadel.

Amman's Roman Theatre is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre. 
A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period 
when the city was known as Philadelphia. (Wikipedia)

Another view from the Citadel.

Roof view from the Citadel.

The birds.

Again, the birds over Amman.


Yes, sky scrapers like ... in Frankfurt ... or maybe less.

Down town.

View from the Citadel.

Another view from the Citadel.

In the museum views to the ancient world.

The Jordan Archaeological Museum is located in the Amman Citadel of Amman, Jordan. 
Built in 1951, it presents artifacts from archaeological sites in Jordan, 
dating from prehistoric times to the 15th century. (Wikipedia)

Museum's declaration.

School class!

Mosque visit.

Lady in black.

Have seen prettier mosques, like in Istanbul ...

In this mosque no old-fashioned hands allowed. iPhone maybe?

Outside okay.

Next door the Christian church.
In Jordania there are like 5% non-muslims.

THE street to see in Amman.
We ask: why?

In a bar we found this. So funny!

The Film Institue in Amman.

What the f..k? Only Swedish films???
After asking they told us that they do have one Finnish film. ONE!
Kaurismäki: Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana.

Downtown Amman.

Shop in downtown Amman.

Buy what?

Buy sweets!

Or buy shoes!

In the market hall you buy veggies.

Or you buy meat.

Or ... you buy .. or you just do not buy ...

Outside the market hall.

Drinks earned.

One part of the breakfast area of the Fairmont hotel.

Lamps in the breakfast hall.

Hall ... this is the entrance hall of the Fairmont hotel.
So clean an shiny.
Soon more guests will come.

keskiviikko 15. marraskuuta 2017

Stones Dust Tourists - Petra


Afternoon rush hour.

I tell you: dusty business.

Horse and carriage for lazy walkers.

Not just stones.

Amazing views.

Photo stops.

Are the stones still moving?

Quite tight.

And there is comes, the "Indie point" Treasury.

The Treasury.

Walk further.

See all those older than old tombs.



Beduin bed.

Those awesome stones around.

The beautiful ceiling of our hotel bar.

Wadi Musa at night.

Next morning not only tourists.

Just amazing.

Ancient columns.

The gate to the further part where the walk to the Monastery starts.

Uphill like ... 400 ... steps.

Refreshments available along the road.

There it is, the Monastery.

Great views.

Boring stones?

Down we go again.

Cool rider.

Back down.

Dunkel riders.

Again a quick cold beer in the hotel bar.

Then a short visit ti the little Petra.

At the first temple a party was prepared.

Bye bye Petra, was great to see you!

On December 6, 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site. 
In a popular poll in 2007, it was also named one of the New7Wonders of the World.