Aqaba and Wadi Rum, Jordan

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Aqaba and Wadi Rum in southern Jordan.
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The medieval port city at Ayla on the site of contemporary Aqaba, Jordan, was destroyed around 1100 AD. The Egyptian Gate provided access to the rectangular fortress from the west.

The medieval port city at Ayla on the site of contemporary Aqaba, Jordan, was destroyed around 1100 AD. The Egyptian Gate provided access to the rectangular fortress from the west.

The Jordanian flag flutters proudly from the Arab Revolt Flagpole at Aqaba, Jordan, in plain sight of Eilat, Israel.

The Jordanian flag flutters proudly from the Arab Revolt Flagpole at Aqaba, Jordan, in plain sight of Eilat, Israel.

A camel suckles its young at Wadi Rum, Jordan.

A camel suckles its young at Wadi Rum, Jordan.

This spice shop in the market area of Aqaba, Jordan, presents a colourful scene.

This spice shop in the market area of Aqaba, Jordan, presents a colourful scene.

The Sharif Hussein Bin Ali Mosque (1975) stands in the center of Aqaba, Jordan.

The Sharif Hussein Bin Ali Mosque stands in the center of Aqaba, Jordan.

Growing visitor numbers at Wadi Rum have put pressure on the fragile ecology of the southern Jordanian desert.

Growing visitor numbers at Wadi Rum have put pressure on the fragile ecology of the southern Jordanian desert.

David Stanley relaxing at a Wadi Rum desert camp in southern Jordan.

David Stanley relaxing at a Wadi Rum desert camp in southern Jordan.

Goat-hair tents accommodate visitors to Wadi Rum in the desert near Aqaba in southern Jordan.

Goat-hair tents accommodate visitors to Wadi Rum in the desert near Aqaba in southern Jordan.

Visitors to Wadi Rum in southern Jordan can experience the desert environment at Bedouin camps like this.

Visitors to Wadi Rum in southern Jordan can experience the desert environment at Bedouin camps like this.

Lawrence of Arabia named his autobiography after the Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation at Wadi Rum in southern Jordan.

Lawrence of Arabia named his autobiography after the Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation at Wadi Rum in southern Jordan.


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