Sky Watch Friday- Amman Citadel, Jordan

by Mridula on August 29, 2014

in Canon D550,Cell phone photography,Jordan,Lumia 1020,Photography,Sky Watch

This year starting from March till about now, I traveled a lot. When I traveled a lot I would crib because I was traveling too much, which would leave me very tired. Then for the past two weeks I have been at home. So, now I am getting nostalgic about traveling and then, you guessed it right, I crib again! So this is a nostalgic Skywatch Friday, featuring the Amman Citadel in Jordan. I visited Jordan in May 2014.

 Amman Citadel, Jordan

Blue Skies at the Amman Citadel, Jordan #Canon550D

The Amman Citadel is ancient, said to be occupied since neolithic period. It is also known as Jabal al-Qal’a. One meaning of Jabal is a hill. This citadel is on one of the seven hills which constituted the original city of Amman. It is said to have passed influence of three religions- Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is a popular tourist destination in Amman. The main ruins which you can see above is the Temple of Hercules.

Amman Citadel, Jordan

Amman Citadel Premises, Jordan #Lumia1020

The citadel is spread in a vast area and has many places of interest. Jordan Archaeological Museum is within the grounds. Umayyad palace, a huge water tank and a mosque are other points of interest. Visiting this place would require some amount of walking.

View of the Amman City from Amman Citadel

View of the Amman City from Amman Citadel #Canon550D

The view of the city from the  Amman Citadel is quite impressive. The day we visited the place it was not too crowded. The weather was nice, we had clear blue skies and a nice breeze. The sun was happy to lord over the sky. As the place is quite huge it never felt crowded. Almost everyone climbed up the ruins to get photographed next to the pillars of the Temple of Hercules.

I had left my zoom lens in the bus itself, as I never thought I would need it at this spot. Guess what? There were birds around the place and I did kick myself for not carrying the lens around. But that is a minor regret. Overall, it was a wonderful half day that I spent at the Amman Citadel.

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Lady Fi September 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm

How wonderful! Visiting Jordan is on my list.

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Bikram September 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm

when you going to give me photography lessons …

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Mahesh Semwal September 1, 2014 at 9:37 am

As usual , beautiful post !

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Thank you Mahesh.

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Preethi Venugopal August 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Impressive…seems like a dream..:)

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Mridula August 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Thank you Preethi!

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Shashank August 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Nice clicks. Would have been spectacular I guess if you had your lens, but that’s a minor regret. Glad to know you had a wonderful day. Cheers

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Mridula August 31, 2014 at 10:55 am

I missed the zoom because there were birds around! I think for landscape it would not make too much of a difference.

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Abhijit August 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Beautiful sky. Great memory. You remember so many details of the place you visited three months before. Yes it is the tendency of mind to complain what we do not have. We never relish what we actually have.

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Mridula August 31, 2014 at 10:56 am

Abhijit I click a lot of pictures of sign boards so that I could use the details :D It is not all by memory.

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Maniparna Sengupta Majumder August 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Nice shots..crystal clear blue sky…wish you were carrying the zoom lens.. :-D

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Mridula August 31, 2014 at 10:56 am

Thank you Maniparna, I did miss the birds as I had no zoom.

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Richa Singh August 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm

You are right this is a classic travel paradox that we all face. I keep telling myself I will now rest and then come another weekend I want to make a plan all over again :D the pictures are great captures needless to say!

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Mridula August 31, 2014 at 11:04 am

Thank you Richa. Two weeks I have been at home and I am getting restless.

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Amit Agarwal August 30, 2014 at 11:14 am

Very nice blue skies, Mridula:)

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Mridula August 31, 2014 at 11:05 am

Thank you Amit.

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Janice August 30, 2014 at 8:56 am

Nice shots even thought you left the zoom at the hotel.

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Mridula August 31, 2014 at 11:05 am

Thank you Janice, I was missing the zoom as I saw birds in the area!

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