June 02, 2015

Levantine pix

A few highlights:

the-mall
Brief British stopover.

silver-script
Grand mosque, Beirut.

beirut-love
Love, Beirut-style.

corniche-clouds
The Corniche, Beirut.

abou-nasser
Downtown.

curtain-wall
In the suburbs where Hezbollah reigns.

syria-somewhere
Somewhere over Syria. I think that conurbation might be Homs.

pink-stone
The road into Petra is kind of ridiculous.

high-walls
I mean, really.

camel-way
Its entrance is famously cinematic.

guide-morning
Guides wait for customers.

ur-tomb
City carved from stone.

monastery-rock
The monastery.

siq-out
The road out.

high-above
Wadi Rum. My standard photo pose.

scream-and-leap
My not-so-standard photo pose.

khaled-poses
Khaled, my Bedouin guide.

camel-trekkers
Random camels.

wadi-rum
Wadi Rum is ridiculously gorgeous, in that stark bleak desert way.

aqaba-shore
"We've taken Aqaba."

shops-and-soldiers
Old city, Jerusalem.

golden-dome
Golden Dome and Western Wall.

orthodox-contemplation
Orthodox chillin'.

muslim-quarter
Muslims only beyond this point.

mount-of-olives
The Mount of Olives.

dubious-banksy
Apparently this is the real deal.

leila-khaled
Don't forget the struggle.

checkpoint-300
Checkpoint 300.

dead-rules
Dead Sea blues.

mummy-mummy
Illicit photo of licit mummy.

pyramid-golf
Pyramid golf.

camel-rider
I don't even like camels. Um. Look, it's a long story, OK?

the-egyptian-gazette
Last-day-in-the-country blues.

Full set here.

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