The restaurant at the Rocky Mountain Hotel in
Steven had suggested that we give
Then, consulting our tour information, we walked over to the Roman ruins that have survived and intentionally incorporated into the everyday bustle of the city. Approaching from
We walked past the long Corinthian Colonnade in front of the Theater to the remains of Philadelphia’s Forum or marketplace.
Photos of the Forum.
Saw a number of what could be called antique sewing machines on the street used by tailors.
When we reached the remains of a large Umayyad Mosque and saw the guard closing the gates for the day, we again hit ‘pay dirt’ when the guards so kindly allowed us to peek inside for a few minutes. How incredibly fortunate we were.
A view of the mosque from Byzantine Church.
Panoramic views of
|A view of the |
Steven the Navigator was able to get us to
|Photos of our walk down |
Sugar cane stalks
Arab men wear these long coats in cold weather over their caftans.
Most of the delivery trucks in
I should have taken this photo before this showing a solid line of trucks lining up for at least a mile waiting to cross the border. Once through the formalities on the Jordamian side, we had to get into a shuttle to drive us the 8km through the no man's land to the Israeli border and the lines there. We only received our passports from the Jordanian authorities once we were on the shuttle which was a tad unnerving not having them in our hot little hands the whole time.
The infamous wall built by
Probably not the smartest thing to do to take photos as we crossed the border, especially one as volatile as the Israeli/Jordan one!