Amman – Red Bull Soapbox Race


On the day after the Amman wedding (the subject of MBs previous post), MB met up with a young Jordanian friend who also happened to live in Amman. As good fortune would have it, MB’s young friend and some pals were taking part in a Red Bull-sponsored Soapbox Cart Race on a sloping street in a supurb of the city not too far from MBs hotel. Read More

A Wedding in Jordan


Jordan’s more correct name, since 1946, is ‘The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’. It is so-called because of the ruling Hashemite family, who have governed the country since 1921. The Hashemites trace their ancestry back to the founding of Islam and are called after Hashim, the great grandfather of the Prophet Mohammed. Read More

Jordan


One of the most interesting countries in the ME region is Jordan. Read More

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The Temple Of Hercules at Amman, Jordan is illuminated at night by powerful floodlights at ground level, and being the highest point in the city is visible for miles around.

The local kids, like kids the world over, couldn’t care less about historic temples, but use the lights to play night time football underneath the stone columns.

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Temple Of Hercules. Amman, Jordan.

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Aman Jordan

Amman, Jordan. August 2011. Shot from the Amman’s hilltop Citadel & the Temple of Hercules.