Desert Castles - Umm al Jimal

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Remains of the black city of Umm Al-Jimal (Mother of Camels) in northern Jordan. The approx. 130 buildings and 15 churches give a fascinating insight into rural life during Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic times.

The town is part of a series of 'Desert Castles' east of Amman on the road into Iraq. One of them made it into the UNESCO list of the World Cultural Heritage.

Stitched panorama of five scanned 28mm slides.

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Comments (9)

rosina lamberti on May 2, 2007

beautiful photo zerega:)

Arm74 on March 23, 2008

Great shot!!!



Joel Gloanec on August 3, 2008

magnifique composition, félicitation

j.s.t. on December 8, 2008

nice capture of the scene...

Bakos ART on January 20, 2009

fantastic photo zerega !

Dror Ben David on July 4, 2009

Fantastic pisture and very nice B&W effect! Cheers!

Paul13 on February 19, 2010

Very nice photo ! Best of!!

Daniel Pałosz on December 13, 2011

Bardzo ładne zdjęcie...Pozdrowienia z Polski!

Lennart Lundquist on December 14, 2011

A masterpiece.


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