Who knew that walking down an old street on our way to explore old ruins, could be just as interesting as the old ruins themselves?
We spent a good bit of our time wandering the long colonnaded street, the Cardo, that stretches from the forum to the North end of the site (past the Temple of Artemis).
At the crossroads. I can’t find our book on Jerash, so I am not sure what this little structure in the ‘intersection’ is.
Off to the left/west, and yet to be explored.
and down to the right/east… looking into the modern town of Jerash.
My view of Brian for most of the day… waaaay off in the distance! I admit though, these stairs do call to be climbed.
For some reason, many of my photos here were tilted (sure wish I had photoshop on my new laptop – sorry if you’re getting a crick in your neck!) I must have been carrying too much junk on my left shoulder!
I get a sense of the age of the place from the photo below, because of the way the road has shifted over time.
The columns are massive. Truly impressive that people would have taken the time and effort to create them! They are imposing.
What a handy road! It even comes with child-storage devices!
Did I mention that this place is huge? You can keep walking and wandering and yet you simply cannot see it all … not in one day!
Honor found some wheel tracks in the stone.
And all along the path, you see bits that suggest an actual sewer under the road.
There are even manhole covers. (This one is a bit rough, but the only one I thought to take a photo of).
Wow. I think we finally managed to wear them out! (but only temporarily)