Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Modern world

Here we are in the depths of the Jordanian desert with no hope of rescue.



"I'm going to be late. I'm stuck behind a flippin caravan"


Monday, 26 October 2015

4 leg landrover

If you are going to cross country like this:


You are going to need one of these.



Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Jerash

A huge archaeological site in Jordan, mostly destroyed in the earthquake of 749. This is well worth a visit, but try to chose a cool part of the day. There's very little shade and there isn't even a tea shop.

Harrumph.







Monday, 19 October 2015

Petra-fied 2

Maybe this ultra-wide panorama (click for full size) gives a better impression of the Treasury in its environment. It is hard to imagine how this was constructed by cutting it out of solid rock.



So here is your humble scribe taking in this World Heritage site.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

Petra-fied 1

The fabulous Petra in Jordan. What an amazing place to visit.


Alas the whole world and his dog goes there these days, but it is still worth spending a day there.









Monday, 12 October 2015

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Careful what you do

Be careful what you say, where you go and who you meet when you are a tourist in Jerusalem right now.




Saturday, 3 October 2015

Nivea

Who is that wrinkled old git in the mirror?

Oh dear. Nature has its own way of telling you when it is time to reach for the skin cream.