The Lost City of Petra.

I liked Rajansomanathan’s description of the photo  – Looks like a grand entrance to a fort hewn into a hill side. It’s a building called the Treasury within the Lost City of Petra in Jordan. Unfortunately it’s much more grand on the outside than the inside.

There is a rumour that the lost treasure of the Nabateans is hidden inside the conical dome at the top of the cylinder. If you get up close you can see bullet holes where people have fired guns at it to try and break it open.

Here are some more photos – I think Petra is a great setting for a story. ImageImageImageImage

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    Tierney said,

    Beautiful! It’s an amazing picture. It makes me think of a dusty version of Moria from the Lord of the Rings. Maybe desert dwarves live inside?
    Perhaps it’s deserted fortress like the one in the Hobbit.

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    starauthor said,

    I like your thinking – I can imagine bearded dwarves carving tunnels back into the mountains.

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