Umm Qais

Spent a fascinating day looking through the ruins at Umm Qais. The day included lunch on the terrace with a view of the Golan Heights, Israel, and the Sea of Galilee. The only negative was distant “thuds” from Syria.

I’m including one photo of the ruins to give a feel for the place – a picture of a black basalt column with two marble pillars in the distance. Umm Qais is a fascinating combination of black basalt and white limestone and marble that creates a unique mosaic feel. But mostly I’m taking pictures of the vegetation. This is the end of the rainy season, and everything is green and in bloom – including cactus and thistles. Not what most people expect when they think of Jordan.Jordan 18 Apr 082Jordan 18 Apr 020 Jordan 18 Apr 005 Jordan 17 Apr 026 Jordan 17 Apr 023

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