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July 10, 2015

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Ajloun is a castle i northern Jordan – located in 1200 meters altitude, with stunning views of the Jordan Valley:

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The castle was built in 1185 and has a strategic location that could be used in fighting against the Crusaders.

Today visitors are more peaceful than earlier in history:

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The windows of the castle are better for shooting from than for enjoying the view …..

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In such a castle is a special atmosphere – you sense centuries of life and fighting, but today people are only shooting with cameras …..

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Many young Jordanians have their own reason to visit the castle:
It is not popular with parents in Jordan that young lover couples meet alone. But maybe the parents do not know what a visit to the castle is being used for …..

(April 2015)

12 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2015 4:35 am

    sweet!! Great shots Truels!

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  2. July 14, 2015 8:18 am

    Absolutely stunning! … best wishes, Aquileana 😀

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  3. smackedpentax permalink
    July 17, 2015 2:06 pm

    Wow! What an amazing place, and the views are stunning!

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  4. July 17, 2015 6:09 pm

    Here the history is set in stone, but living history well presented

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    • July 24, 2015 10:43 pm

      Stone is what is left, yes. Life in Jordan is peaceful, but it is hard for the country with so many refugees – they represent almost one third of the population…


  5. July 28, 2015 5:22 am

    Oh yeah, great collection, i remember this place, such amazing surrounding views from there! Greetz, Ron

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