Writing with Light

The Passage

When you arrive at the visitor’s centre in Petra it is approximately a 700 meter walk to the entrance of the Siq, which the main entrance to the city. Siq is the Arabic word meaning “the passage.”

The Siq is a long and narrow natural passage that leads to the ancient City of Petra. The width of the passage varies between 3 and 17 meters and the layers of colours in the rock is caused by oxidation. This passage leads to the most important monument in Petra, “The Treasury.”

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Petra, Jordan, passage, Siq, sandstone, slot canyon


19 responses

  1. Wonderful light. Must be impressive to see.


    June 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

  2. The composition gives it an almost abstract quality, which is part of nature’s triumphs (even if she doesn’t know it).


    June 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

    • Thanks so much Sally. My tour guide was getting a little frustrated with me I think. I kept hanging back to let everyone walk through so that I could get a clear shot.


      June 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

  3. Between the light, the contrast, and the lines, this image just wowed me over. I can only imagine what it was like to be actually standing there. (((HUGS))) Amy


    June 23, 2014 at 11:51 am

  4. I image it must be extraordinary to walk through there. It reminds me a little of images of Antelope Canyon


    June 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm

  5. This is a stunning photograph, Edith.
    It must be such a wonderful experience to walk there.
    Happy day to you!


    June 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

  6. Pingback: A First Look At The Treasury | Edith Levy Photography

  7. LB

    I had to go back and re-read two posts ago about going to Petra. I thought it was too long of a hike to get there, but now I realize that you meant the tomb of Aaron, right?
    This is such a wonderful photo and reminds of me formations in Utah.


    June 25, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    • Yes Laurie it was Aaron’s Tomb that is a very long hike. Petra is quite doable. I too was thinking of the southwest as I was walking through the Passage.


      June 25, 2014 at 8:46 pm

  8. Wonderful Photograph Edith. On my list of places I must visit!


    June 26, 2014 at 11:22 am

  9. so you visited Petra? I live in Amman, the capital city of Jordan. I’ve beet to Petra only once back in 2012, took many pictures but yours looks way better than mine. LOL I hope you enjoyed it in our little country. 🙂


    June 27, 2014 at 11:32 am

    • Hi Ahmed, thank you very visiting and for your comments. I really enjoyed my short time in Jordan and in particular Petra. The people I met were wonderful and I would love to return for a longer visit next time.


      June 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm

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