The best way to do a Wadi Rum tour is to stay in a Bedouin camp and let them feed you and drive you around. Early the next morning take photos at dawn.
The so-called Treasury at Petra, Jordan is the iconic image that represents the huge ruins that run for miles, and provide the backdrop for the Indiana Jones movie.
A Bedouin boy building a fire in our desert tent in Wadi Rum. There are five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Jordan. The most famous of those, of course, is Petra. Petra is [...]
Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017 GalleryAfrica, Asia, Belgium, Canada, Caribbean, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Europe, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, North America, Photo of the Day, Photography, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Unesco World Heritage Sites, United States
This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by [...]
I said the same thing last year, but 2015 was our biggest year in travel yet. Four continents and 16 countries, about 75 cities, 11 United States National Parks, and a score or more Unesco [...]
It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed [...]
This photo counts as one of my favorites: The Bernina Express rail line in the Swiss Alps. Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other [...]
Detail of one of the 'Ayn Ghazal statues, the oldest human statues in the world. It’s remarkable in a country full of old stuff, like Jordan, to think how recently so much of [...]
Even though I studied Latin and some Roman history in college, I never really considered the edges of the Roman Empire, such as Jordan. So, Jerash was an introduction. If you love Roman and Byzantine architecture–and who doesn't?–this is a great place to visit. It's one of the best preserved Roman cities you'll run across anywhere. Much nicer than Ephesus, for example.
To get to Quseir Amra from Amman, you have to pass through Sahab, one of the most depressingly polluted urban suburbs you'll ever run across. With a burly local guide, Sahab would be a fascinating [...]