81-87/365: Best Week of the Year?

This will probably be the best week of Project 365 photos all year — after all, I was on vacation. I tried to select pictures that aren’t in the Jordan slideshows I’ve posted, since I have so many to choose from. There’s no photo for Sunday, since it was lost to 12+ hours in an airplane.

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March 23: The arrow-slit windows at Qasr al Kharaneh are very, well, literal.
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March 24: A closeup of one if the Roman ruins at Jerash.

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March 25: The church of St. Gregory in Madaba, home of the oldest known map of the Middle East.
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March 26: This mountain in Petra us known as the camel, because of its distinctive shape.
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March 27: Our tiretracks linger behind us (but likely not for long, given the wind) in Wadi Rum.
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March 28: The biryani we ordered for lunch looked a bit different than we had expected.
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4 thoughts on “81-87/365: Best Week of the Year?

  1. Mom April 9, 2009 / 6:20 pm

    More gorgeous pictures — so MANY of them! The beauty in our world — old and new — is truly amazing. The skill of early craftsmen/women is unbelievable. I have enjoyed your vacation very much!!

  2. Mom April 9, 2009 / 6:27 pm

    Was your biryani made with lamb, chicken, or beef? I just did a quick online recipe search and it came up with all 3 — chicken being #1 — but yours looks like lamb. And, the rice looks so good! This is something I will have to try as I’d never heard of biryani (don’t forget where I live, one & all) 🙂

  3. common loon April 9, 2009 / 9:53 pm

    I’ve not heard of it either – looks yummy.
    Sarah, if you’re so inclined maybe you’ll let me try out my business venture on you (if you’re not already composing your own trip book)? You have so many great photos, stories, etc. It’s as close as I’ll get to such a trip for awhile. I’ve really enjoyed all you have shared!!! So has the family here!

  4. Sarah April 9, 2009 / 10:31 pm

    @ Mom – Biryani isn’t actually a Middle Eastern dish, it’s Indian, so you should be able to get it at the restaurant in the Vestal Plaza. It’s normally a one-dish thing, with the rice & the meat together, and the “sauce” cooked in. (That’s why we thought it was funny — we’d never seen it served like this.) I’ve never had biryani (or any other Indian dish) with beef, but both chicken and lamb are tasty.

    @ CL – Is this your scrapbooking venture that you’re referring to? I might take you up on it… I so don’t have the patience for that. I’m working on a Snapfish photo book, but beyond that don’t have any plans.

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