The colors of Jordan. Not thinking too much, considering a brief visual observation of the country, you easily say something like beige and white.
The architectonic homogeneity, not only of Amman, the capital, but throughout the country is something that sometimes is attractive to outsiders, arousing curiosity.
The stones and the techniques used in the construction are reflections of the early region. The limestone rock which makes up the buildings is widely found in the northern region of the country. More because of the tradition than any other reason, this, in addition to becoming a trademark of the site, is also one more vestige of the history that this country represents.
This ‘sand color’ reminds of the arid climate of the region and leads us to reflect on the stereotype of the Middle East as an area just desert. There are those who say that this is a disturbing feature. But Jordan is much more colorful than that.
The colors of Jordan and its life are in the details, visible to the eyes of those who are willing to discover them.
In the souks, markets, and their spices in the central city, the lights of restaurants at Rainbow Street, the domes of the mosques, scarfs covering women’s hair, the turquoise tone of the Dead Sea water and the Red Sea strong blue, the green of various beautiful nature reserves etc etc.
However even the desert landscape has its beauty. And what a beauty … It is worth remembering how Wadi Rum is breathtaking. And even the different shades of sand color is fascinating.
Traveling is cling to details of the culture in a different country, breaking stereotypes. The goal is to see the world from a different perspective and here it is possible, due all this diversity and contrasts. Challenge yourself to discover the beauty and colors of the Jordan.