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Hallway of Fire

The domestic buildings in Petra fascinated and amazed me. Rough-hewn, far from the smooth extravagance of the tombs, the homes let the natural beauty of the rock shine through. I really wished they'd polish up this area and clean the dust out and just let the swirls and burst of color just shine. I'll be when there were people living here it was a beautiful place. I can imagine wall hangings and cushions of blue and purple to contrast against the strong reds and oranges of the rock, deep shadows... brass lanterns hanging in the pits of the wall. I'll bet it was beautiful at night.

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Taken on May 22, 2010