14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The pathway to Petra

The path to the Treasury Building in Petra took about half an hour of winding through the rose-gold canyons the city was carved out of. I was waiting to finally see the famous site when I turned a corner and it was visible in the crack in the distance, where I was able to fully appreciate its scale.

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Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Petra, Jordan
Copyright: © Selmon Rafey