Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pic of the day: Umm el-Jimal


This large stone built town on the western edge of the Basalt Desert of Jordan had a significant Nabataean settlement, but expanded greatly during the Roman period. 

This photograph goes back in the archives to 1998, our second year of flying and a big one with nine flights! Taken almost directly vertical over the ruins of Umm el-Jimal, it seems all the more outstanding as it was before we made the transition to digital photography with the benefits rapid fire and automatic focus. 

You can see more photographs from Flight 19980512 here or more of Umm el-Jimal here.

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