Capture the Color: Jordan

September 3, 2013 in Jordan,Middle East,Places,Postcards

When Kirsten Alana nominated me to take part in the annual Capture the Color contest, I immediately thought of Jordan. I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Jordan, but I had instant sensory overload once I stepped onto the streets of Amman.Christine Amorose taking a photo of Dead Sea sunset

I fell in love with the stunning colors, the delicious food and the diversity of landscapes in Jordan. It was lovely to revisit those memories as I scrolled through photos for this post: here are my (most colorful) favorites.

Blue Mosque in Amman, Jordan

Blue

Visiting the Blue Mosque in Amman was a novel experience: it was my first time inside a mosque, my first time wearing the traditional Muslim hijab. I was struck by the beautifully intricate designs, the reverent silence, the fact that it was across the street from a church. Points to Jordan for sweeping bright blue skies and remarkable religious tolerance.

Boy at Beduoin school in Jordan

Red

The pride of Jordanians is unmistakable: in their flag, in their people, in their history and their future. This photo was taken outside a Beduoin school in the Dana Nature Reserve, and these boys were thrilled to practice their English with us.

Man at amphitheater ruins in Amman, Jordan

White

The white thobe of the Muslim man is such a regal choice of clothing, particularly in contrast to the blue skies of Amman.

Dead Sea from Jordan

Yellow

Much of Jordan is sand, but the yellow seems to pop the most next to the stunning blue of the Dead Sea.

Dana Nature Reserve in Jordan

Green

Jordan is one of the poorest countries in the world when it comes to water resources, so the thriving green trees sprinkled throughout the Dana Nature Reserve truly feel like miracles.

Here are the contest rules and regulations. I nominate my fellow Jordan bloggers to take part: Young Adventuress (she snapped that first photo of me while I was trying to capture the sunset!), Leah Travels, World Wide Nate, Family Travel Network and ILivetoTravel. Want more color? Here’s my 2012 Capture the Color entry

Note: I was a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board, but all opinions are my own.

  • Awe-inspiring.

  • Love your choices! And I really love seeing Jordan through your eyes since it’s so high on my list of places I still want to visit myself.

  • JulikaSarah

    Stunning photos!

  • Lovely photos! x

  • Absolutely gorgeous!

  • LostInCheeseland

    Stunning photos and perfect choices for this series !

  • Gorgeous photos!

  • Beth

    I loved that you chose one location for your entry! Beautiful photos :)

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    Sensory overload indeed! Love the photos. Good luck :)

  • Aryn (Driftwood & Daydreams)

    Love red! I like how it’s not too obvious but still makes sense Lovely photography!

  • Anita

    Such a great selection! Would love to explore Jordan one day :)

  • camorose

    :)

  • camorose

    Thanks! It’s a gorgeous place in so many ways, you’d love it.

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    Cheers!

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    Thanks :)

  • camorose

    Thanks, Beth! Jordan was the natural choice.

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    The red is my favorite too! :)

  • camorose

    Thanks, Anita! It was fabulous.

  • Liz Carlson

    Love this, thanks for thinking of me boo! Missing Jordan! Such good times, and so so so colorful!

  • Beautiful pictures – I hope I get the chance to visit one day!

  • Tom Bartel

    Jordan keeps moving up on the list of places we’re headed. Stark and lovely photos.

  • beautiful as always.

  • Alyssa

    Beautiful pictures! The Dead Sea looks carved into the landscape, it’s amazing.

  • camorose

    I miss it! Let’s go back!

  • camorose

    Definitely worth the trip!

  • camorose

    Thank you! It’s an amazing destination.

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    So beautiful!

  • Corinne Vail

    Gorgeous shots! I too love Jordan…great topic!

  • Heather

    Fabulous choices! Love the homage to Jordan, a country I really want to visit!

  • camorose

    Thanks! So glad you liked it :)

  • camorose

    Highly highly recommend–I loved it!

  • I really like Jordan from a photographic standpoint. Petra and Wadi Rum are awesome! I wasn’t so sure about food and the overall friendliness of people.

    I’ve posted about Petra here:

    http://www.mightytravels.com/13232755/what_to_do_in_petra_jordan.php

  • camorose

    Oh I loved it all! :)

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