What follows are a few snapshots taken while I was in Jordan for the Religious Blogger/Press Tour. I took hundreds of photographs (who doesn’t these days?) and I intend to share them with you here. How about a dozen at a time?
I hope you get a sense of the beauty of both the land, and of the people, in the eastern portion of the Holy Land. Here is the first batch.
View from the patio of the Sufra Restaurant, in Amman. Yes, you can see the stars.
Written prayer intentions, in a case underneath St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Madaba.
Sunset on the Dead Sea.
Amman, from the top floor of the Italian Hospital
Lunch tent at Wadi Rum
Bethany Beyond the Jordan, site where Jesus was baptized by St. John the Baptist.
Looking down on The Monastery, Petra
Sister Vinithia, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin, and Asima, a freshly minted general practitioner (MD). Both serve at the Italian Hospital – Amman.
Bedouin father and son, somewhere in the Arabah.
Baking bread, and tossing dough.
A cow under the olive trees, on the slopes of Umm Qais.
Looking down on the lobby of the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort, in Petra
*All of the above photographs belong to the author.