Thursday, March 20, 2008

Um Qays

Quiet talented ... those ancient stone masons of Gadara ... present day Um Qays in the far north of Jordan.

It was eerily beautiful as the haze of the hamseen winds hovered in the air over this vaste ancient site
that saw the rise and fall of three empires: Greek, Roman and Ottoman

and gave birth to a new literary genre; that of satire that continues in Jordan to this day.
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Blogger Mansour said...

Thank you for these beautiful pictures of Um Qays (Gadara). The shots are very artistic and bring the ruins to life. I especially like the close up of the detailed stone engravings. The serenity of Gadara made it in its heydays a favourite destination for resort style of life seekers , poets and blessed others.


Friday, March 21, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Thank you Mansour ... I quite agree with you, this is a place to escape to and restore your sanity! J

Sunday, March 23, 2008  

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