This land is Lawrence’s (of Arabia)

Standing on top of a rock arch, Alistair captured this vista of Wadi Rum – the land of Lawrence of Arabia. I don’t need to describe it’s beauty – you can see it here. Vast carpets of red sand support what little life there is in the desert – scrub bushes. Towers of red sandstone cast welcomed shadows across the desert floor, offering occasional relief from the extreme desert sun. Captured here, a lone person wanders the desert, offering some perspective as to the size and enormity of Wadi Rum. This is the final post in this week’s celebration of Jordan. We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief glimpse into this wonderful country. If you like this picture, please feel free to share using the social media links provided. For more images of Jordan, visit the Taraji Blue Jordan photo gallery. You can also show your support for Taraji Blue by liking us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tarajiblue following us on twitter https://twitter.com/TarajiBlue and connecting with Alistair and myself on Google+

The ancient pillars of Jerash

These are the ancient pillars of Jerash, reaching out towards the pristine blue skies of Jordan. The ancient site is now the second most popular tourist attraction in Jordan (after Petra). It’s a welcoming but immense place. As a visitor you are free to roam the pillars, amphitheatres and ancient walkways. Visitors are easily consumed into the vast site, and if you’re prepared to walk to the far side you’re almost guaranteed to have the place to yourself. Beautiful flowers blossom among the ruins, poppies and fresh grasses carpet the walkways and butterflies flitter in and out of our vision. If you’re visiting Jordan I highly recommend that you make time to explore Jerash. (For those of you who watch Top Gear – Jerash is where they rallied around the ancient raceway). This post continues this week’s celebration of Jordan here at Taraji Blue. We welcome your comments and feedback. If you like this picture, please feel free to share using the social media links provided. For more images of Jordan, visit the Taraji Blue Jordan photo gallery. You can also show your support for Taraji Blue by liking us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tarajiblue following us on twitter https://twitter.com/TarajiBlue and connecting with Alistair and myself on Google+

The winding walk and waterways of Wadi Mujib

This is Wadi Mujib. A beautiful valley that twists and turns – offering drivers, walkers and extreme sports enthusiasts a new vista at every turn. It is a truly wonderful canyon to explore. The many high viewpoints provide not only great views, but also a cool breeze in which to escape the Jordanian heat. It’s quite colourless – there are very few grasses, trees or flowers. The only respite from the dark earth is the glistening waters of the river which runs along the valley floor. If you like this picture, please feel free to share using the social media links provided. For more images of Jordan, visit the Taraji Blue Jordan photo gallery. You can also show your support for Taraji Blue by liking us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tarajiblue following us on twitter https://twitter.com/TarajiBlue and connecting with Alistair and myself on Google+

Exploring the dungeons of Castle Karak, Jordan

Whilst travelling through Jordan we stopped off to explore Karak Castle. Positioned high on the hill, the castle not only offers lovely views over the town and valley below, but it is also a great ruin in which to explore. Nooks and crannies offer opportunities for hide and seek, and dark passageways, occasionally illuminated by light, allow the mind to wander and ghostly tales to take hold of your mind. This picture was taken in the castle dungeon – A hole in the roof allowed a shaft of light to illuminate the otherwise gloomy cell. If you like this picture, please feel free to share using the social media links provided. For more images of Jordan, visit the Taraji Blue Jordan photo gallery. You can also show your support for Taraji Blue by liking us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tarajiblue following us on twitter https://twitter.com/TarajiBlue and connecting with Alistair and myself on Google+

Exploring the desert of Wadi Rum

To stand alone and enjoy the silence and vistas of Wadi Rum is a true privilege. We spent one night in the desert ,camping with Bedouins and made the most of the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Illuminated only by the light from our mobile phone we climbed the rocks immediately surrounding camp, and from there had an unrivalled view across the desert to watch the sun rise and set. Bliss. This week, at Taraji Blue, we are focussing on Jordan – sharing our favourite memories and photographs. If you like this picture, please feel free to share using the social media links provided. For more images of Jordan, visit the Taraji Blue Jordan photo gallery. You can also show your support for Taraji Blue by liking us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tarajiblue following us on twitter https://twitter.com/TarajiBlue and connecting with Alistair and myself on Google+