Thursday, April 19, 2012

Driving Around in my Automobile…

I was going through my recent photos and found a bunch of random driving photos, so whatcha waiting for? Let’s take a random spin around Amman…

Honor took some photos on the way to her friend’s house.

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When the sign says ‘road ends’, you’d best pay attention…

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Other random shots in north Amman

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Not very clear, but we like the clouds.

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And one of these days we’re going to manage to get a clear shot of the UFO embedded into the front of City Mall…

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Not the YMCA, but close…

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Speaking of driving, I recently taught Honor how to start the truck. Yea, she likes it! I had given her the keys on this particular morning and just told her to ‘go drive daddy to work’!

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Here’s a photo showing a grassy valley… this area is usually a brown dust pit, but with all the rain this winter it has turned a scrumptious lush green! The whole city has! And isn’t the sky the most magnificent blue?? Amman can really do blue sky right! There are, no doubt, some very content sheep and goat roaming around this Spring.

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Those ‘How’s My Driving’ signs are all over the world…

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Here are a few photos of yesterday’s sandstorm. We didn’t get it as bad as Cairo, but that little white spot in the sky? That’s the sun, and all that grey stuff … not clouds or fog!

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This morning the sky is dark again, and it’s COLD! 50F! Rain isn’t forecast, but big fluffy, dark clouds have been blowing through since early morning. Brrr!

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ah… and here is a good sign. Tacos! Texmex is so hard to come by outside the US… you know this caught our eye! The logo? A picture is worth a thousand words! Yes, it is. Mmm!

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A drive around Amman would not be complete without admiring the flags. I absolutely love how they have flags flying in every circle and elsewhere too. It’s so colorful, patriotic and brilliant! Often they’ll fly the flags of countries who have visiting dignitaries here , but always the flag of Jordan.

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Chelsea said...

What a cool post. It was great to see what your little corner of the world looks like-- from an everyday point of view. Everyday for you, but pretty cool to me!

Connie said...

Hi CHelsea - while we are here, it is everyday, but eventually it will be 'the past' so I am really trying to remember to catch some of the everyday in photographs so we can keep the memories! (and it's good to be able to share too!)

Daniela Swider said...

Thanks for the tour of Amman. I enjoyed it. Looks pretty neat!

bettyl said...

Sometimes, I post photos for myself so I can have a record of things, too. But, for someone who will probably never step foot in that part of the world, the random shots become quite interesting!

Nicole said...

Great pictures!