Petra is the second of the 7 New Wonders of the World which I have seen this year, the first being the Great Wall of China. Alas, I missed Christ the Redeemer during my trip to South America.

Visiting here first thing in the morning was certainly the most enjoyable of the trip, allowing us to take images of the Treasury without anyone standing in the way, and also allowing us to clamber up the nearby rocks which are generally a no-go area to get a decent elevated view.

It’s impressive how such a structure could be carved directly into the stone; I certainly wouldn’t want to be the person doing it for fear of making a slight mistake. At least at Halloween there are spare pumpkins you can use should you need to; you only really get one chance at something like this.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 5s