I read, before we got here, that Amman was located on hills, but what can I say? I am from Florida. Florida is flat. This is a new experience for me. Ok, not totally new. I have lived in hilly places before, but it has been a long time, and it's not my native habitat, so it feels new. Preparing myself mentally wasn't enough. The idea of living on hills is not quite the same as actually doing so. I am constantly caught by surprise as we drive around town. Round a bend, and we're looking out over a valley, round another and we're looking out at city, climbing up to the sky, far into the distance. It rained yesterday. We actually had quite the downpour (for all of 20 minutes!) and the water was rushing down our street, which is down a hill, in a bubbley stream. I guess it will take some getting used to, but I am enjoying the random sensory surprises I get as I catch these sights and am physically reminded, again and again, of the incredible variety of terrains our earth gives us as home.
One of my favorite views is from this bridge. Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to snap a photo with a good camera. These are from my mobile. I need to go there one day and see if there is a sidewalk so we can experience the bridge as pedestrians.