Doors in Jordan

I would love to come home and walk through this door in Amman.

I found a couple of wonderful doors in Jordan and I’m excited to share them with you. This time I also have a new feature: doorways with me in them, made possible because they are all photos taken by my friend Margaret. Several of the doors are historic doors. Hadrian’s Arch, for example, may have more people passing through it now than in the 5th century when it was erected in the heart of a city. Thank you, as always, to Norm Frampton, who is the main reason I remember to pay attention to doors when I might not otherwise. My experience is always richer when I do.

Walking through these doors near Rainbow Street in Amman would probably cheer me up on any day.
The Monastery in Petra wins for most spectacular door.
This simple door in Dana stopped me in my tracks almost as dramatically as the Monastery. Proving that character is not all about magnificence.
Called Hadrian’s Arch, this is the first gate you walk through to enter the ancient city of Jerash.

(Also PS, my heart goes out to those injured here in Jerash only a week after this photo was taken, when a disturbed person jumped the gate and began randomly attacking tourists and staff with a knife. There were no deaths, but there was hospitalization and fear and sadness. As much as I have championed the safety and cleanliness and ease of travel in Jordan, I am reminded that nowhere are we truly safe from a human being in pain and lashing out. Remember to be kind. You may unknowingly be putting salve on a wound.)

Greek Orthodox Church of John the Baptist at the baptism site at Bethany Beyond the Jordan. The door itself wasn’t as significant to me as its location, and that it replaces a church built at this site 1500 years ago.
A door leads into a luxury furniture shop in Amman. This is one of those places I can tell from a distance that I can’t afford anything inside.
This doorway at Karak Castle in northern Jordan fascinated me with the interlocking stone arch.

15 thoughts on “Doors in Jordan

    1. Thanks for your comments, Norm. Yes the trip was amazing and I agree with you that the Monastery was the most astonishingly incredible sight of the trip. We had to hike quite a while to get to it, too, which made it even better.

    1. That’s what my friend Will told me, too: that this collection has a wide variety. Glad you like that BW, it’s hard to get good photos of me when I’m the one holding the camera, and I’m terrible at taking selfies. I’m glad Margaret took so many on our trip.

    1. Thanks Curt!! The BW photo of me is looking through an ancient Roman doorway. It’s small, that’s why I’m crouched. Not sure what it was a doorway to. It was set out in a courtyard of Umm Qais so that it could be easily admired, and it was Margaret’s idea for me to go behind and look through. She is good at making up fun shots.

      1. Yes, we are Sisters From Another Mister. πŸ™‚ Also, you mentioned the camera – yes! Now you know my crutch. Anyone takes great pictures when you’ve got a massive lens like that one.

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