Petra from above by julvar

Petra is easily the #1 tourist attraction in Jordan, attracting around 600 000 visitors a year. So I got there just after sunrise in an attempt to beat the crowds. I failed, miserably. By the time I got to the Treasury, hundreds of people already milling about and posing for photos. I was strangely disappointed by this, but had heard tales of a secret hidden hiking trail – rarely taken by tourist – that led to stunning views from above the Treasury. I’d dreamed of this moment for many years – ever since seeing Petra in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade – and I was simply overwhelmed with the beauty of this ancient archaeological relic. Here, it was impossible not to feel the energy of the past resonating throughout the hillside.

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The Golden Mountain Great Wall by hub169

the great wall in Jinshanling(so called Golden Mountain ) , one of the most beautiful great wall in China, the rising sun deyed the grey wall to golden color…if you like photography, you like China, like history and landscapes in China, this is a must-go place …

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