The 1st century Oval Plaza and the colonnaded Cardo Maximus (main street) of the Roman city of Jerash as viewed from the temple of Zeus. The new city in the background is a striking contrast.
Many thanks to the Jordan Tourism Board for making this post possible.
While you are here, do take the time to read the history and legends of another historical monument on the Kings Highway.
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wonderful!! 🙂 reminds me of the Colosseum 🙂
Thank you Divya! The colosseum is an amphitheatre while this is the city square. The hippodrome where chariot races were held was huge as well but not as impressively preserved.
It indeed is beautiful. . Thank you for sharing. .
Thank you for reading Bikram. Have a great day!
These are wonderful. 🙂
It is indeed! Thanks Ranu.
Fascinating structure Madhu ~
It is Mary. I got goose bumps thinking of all the ancient footsteps that I was retracing across that Plaza!
Nice picture Madhu brings to life the ancient past in the Roman era. Wow I have been missing a lot and will catch up. Regards.
Thanks Dilip. I have a daunting amount of catching up to do too! 🙂
Madhu don’t I know? 😀 you blog is so educative and informative and replete with great photography. Thanks for the acknowledgement but between blogger friends we understand each other. 😉
Wow! What city is that in background?
Thats the modern city, an extension of the old and also called Jerash. It does feel strange to see the new and old in such close proximity to each other.
You have the old and new side by side in India, though. Here in Los Angeles, old is a a couple of weeks.
I haven’t seen that picture before. Must read up on it.
That plaza is an iconic landmark of Jerash Ian. I failed to capture a good enough shot on my last visit, so I made it a point to climb to the very top to get this panoramic view this time.
At last you’re visiting somewhere I’ve been. her ash was where I saw the marks of chariot wheels in the pavement, and felt the continuity of history.
Jerash of course!
Incredible now, but imagine it in Roman times!
Makes my hair stand on end just thinking about it Gilly!
It sure is an amazing site! One of the best preserved I have seen in all my travels.
Incredibly amazing architectural beauty. Great pic!
Pls do have a look at some portrait and landscape images in my photo gallery on my blog http://www.thetravellingtoes.com/gallery . Hope you like them 🙂
Thank you for your visit and comment. I certainly will when I have had time to catch my breath!
Brilliant capture showing the contrasting feature of the city!
Thank you. Its amazing that the site has escaped vandalism and graffiti despite being so close to the modern city!
Thanks Niranjan. I made particular effort to capture this shot since I missed it the last time.
A stunning capture, Madhu. I didn’t really understand just how huge those colonnades were until I compared them to the size of people standing in the plaza – that is mind-boggling to think the column shafts are carved from a single piece of stone!