Tracing The Footsteps Of The Bedouin In Wadi Rum

No words or images can do justice to the spectacular desert landscape of Wadi Rum, whose simple, large hearted nomadic inhabitants and their warm welcoming hearths moved us as deeply as the savage land itself.

Traversing this surreal sea of sand and cliff was a near spiritual experience. Its vast stillness underlining the immensity of nature, and the insignificance of man in the larger scheme of things.

 

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“Vast, Echoing and Godlike”
~ T E Lawrence in “The Pillars Of Wisdom

 

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Tea break in a Bedouin tent.

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“Our little caravan grew self-conscious,
and fell dead quiet, afraid and ashamed
to flaunt its smallness in the presence
of the stupendous hills.”
~ T E Lawrence in “The Pillars Of Wisdom

 

The Seven Pillars of Wisfom

The Seven Pillars of Wisfom

One of nearly 25000 ancient petroglyphs in Wadi Rum.

One of nearly 25000 ancient petroglyphs in Wadi Rum.

 

“In the night we were stained by dew,
and shamed into pettiness
by the innumerable silence of stars”
~ T E Lawrence in “The Pillars Of Wisdom

 

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“No man can live this life and emerge unchanged.
He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert,
the brand which marks the nomad;
and he will have within him the yearning to return,
weak or insistent according to his nature.
For this cruel land can cast a spell
which no temperate clime can match.”
~ T E Lawrence in “The Pillars Of Wisdom

 

Until next time……….happy travels, no matter where life takes you!

 

More posts on Jordan:
Some Memorable Jordan Moments
The Stone Of The desert
A Rose Red City Half As Old As Time
Stepping On Masterpieces