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 those are 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.
(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.)