Amman in Photos

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Amman, Jordan

My last day all I wanted to do was walk around with Mahmoud and listen to him tell me about Amman.Β 

Even with ten days I feel like I scratched the surface.

Amman Market

Two things that were not on my itinerary but I was dying to see, were the market and a mosque. Fortunately they were right beside each other.

The market was packed with people, fresh figs, pomegranates and people shouting out what they had to sell.

A lot of the vendors offered the exotic fruits for me to try.

women in Jordan
amman street

The city is electric with people buying everything from sunglasses to dried spices on the street.

This was one of my favourite moments on the trip as Mahmoud would just show me and explain all of the dried food and I just took in the sounds of the city.


And then I heard the most important sound of all, the bells for the call to prayer.

We hadn’t intended to go to the mosque at that time. It meant I could not go inside, but was able to witness the prayers as Mahmoud explained it to me.

It was such a great last day in Jordan and reaffirmed there is so much more to see.

I will be back.

Disclosure: I was a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board, they did not request that I write a favourable review or wish that I could stay for just one more week.

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  1. I love the last picture of the people praying. Tried to get one in Istanbul but had no chance as I wasn’t able to go inside.

    Sounds like Amman is a great place to visit and it sounds safe!

    1. Weird, why weren’t you able to go inside the mosque?

      One thing I note always is,pple take pictures praying pple from the back. I guess it would be more appropriate taking the pictures from the sides

      1. Ayngelina Author says:

        Well I wouldn’t go in during a service, any other time would have been okay. I preferred to take people’s photos from the back as they were in a private moment, but I think the beauty of it is still captured even if you don’t see people’s faces.

  2. Micamyx|Senyorita says:

    Love the pictures πŸ™‚ It seems like i can hear the sounds of the city when i saw the third to the last photo. πŸ™‚

  3. Culture-ist says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  4. Great photos, makes me want to visit Amman, and well Jordan in general. Always a great market if the vendors offer you tasters πŸ˜‰

  5. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures says:

    Awesome pics! I’m dying to get to that part of the world.

  6. Roy Marvelous says:

    Pomegranates! I got so hooked on pomegranate juice in Turkey. Nice to see they are in Amman as well πŸ˜€

  7. Love these.

    Markets are a photographer’s playground. I love going to them to take pictures.

  8. Lovely photos! Have enjoyed all your Jordan posts.

  9. I love your processing. Nice photos amiga. I would love to visit there one day.

  10. Loved the idea that tourist enjoy Amman

  11. I think Adventurous Kate is in Jordan now, too? I’m in love with the photos. I also just read your “Happy Anniversary to Me” post and was completely inspired… So thank you, for sharing!

  12. The Travel Chica says:

    It is always great to be in a place so different from what we’ve experienced before. I felt that once but only for 2 days in Istanbul. I would have loved to get 10 days to take it all in.

  13. wow…amman seems so overwhelming and yet you managed to capture it into bite sized pieces. love the photo journey!

  14. How cool to experience such contrasting energies in one day!

  15. Scott - Quirky Travel Guy says:

    That first photo is especially amazing… it’s hard to believe how monochromatic everything is.

  16. Lorenzo Gonzalez says:

    Awesome pics! The Jordan teasers continue!

  17. That first photo is amazing. I’d love to see that.

  18. Lovely photos, Ayngelina. It seems like you’ve really captured the city!

  19. How wonderful to have someone to travel with and show you the sights. πŸ™‚ I love visiting local markets SO much. πŸ™‚

  20. Siddhartha Joshi says:

    Awesome pictures Ayngelina! Loved them all…they have a rustic feel to them!

    I too love visiting mosques and markets, they are some of teh best places to capture life…and people…

  21. Love the call to prayer pic and the processing of the pics – totally adds to the atmosphere. Would love to visit Jordan one day.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Thanks Erica, I really wanted to capture the feeling of that moment.

  22. Sounds so nice! I can’t wait to visit Jordan πŸ™‚

  23. says:

    These photos look *incredible*. I’d so love to go to Jordan – another country to add to my Bucket List

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      It’s one not to be missed!

  24. Glad you got to experience 2 very regular places in Jordanians’ lives (market & temple). Wow! Looks as if you’re having an amazing time!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      It was the two things I really want to see and so well worth it.

  25. Meg | One Love Meg says:

    I can’t wait to go there. The pictures are fantastic. You are so beautiful by the way! πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to be in Jordan by July-September. Crossing fingers! Thanks for your traveling inspiration and keeping the bug contagious.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      It is really beautiful, I am sure you will love it Meg.

  26. Nomadic Samuel says:

    I love your candid portrait shots in this photo essay.

  27. TheWorldOrBust says:

    “I’ll Be Back” – Ayngelina Schwarzenegger

  28. DTravelsRound says:

    When I was in Turkey, I thought about going to Jordan. Sadly, I opted not to head that way. I wish I had done so … it seems like this country is magnificent. I hope to make it over there in 2012/2013. πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your stories about your time in Jordan. You’ve definitely influenced my decision to head there. πŸ™‚

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      A lot of people just do a quick 2-3 day trip when they are in neighboring countries but it has so many things to do on its own.

  29. Cheryl Howard says:

    Really cool pictures and story that gives a feel for the place. I would love to make a visit there!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      You know a lot of people put trips to Egypt and Syria on hold but you can easily make an entire trip out of Jordan.

  30. So lovely! Your pictures are absolutely authentic. I’m really looking forward to travelling to that side of the world.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Thanks so much Anji, it’s really a special place.

  31. I’ve always been very interested in going to Jordan and really hope to make it there next year. These photos only whet my appetite more.

  32. Great photos! I especially love the ones of the food and the praying. I’d love to go to Jordan someday.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      It’s such a special place, I really do hope I’ve helped some people see that even though there may be things going on in other countries they shouldn’t write off the Middle East as a whole.

  33. Brilliant photos Ayngelina! I like the filter that you’ve applied. Maybe one day you should write a post about your post production process. By the way, Amman is amazing. Love to go there again!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I wanted to convey the feel of the moment and saturation just felt wrong. I use Lightroom as I travel with a netbook. But thanks for the encouragement.

  34. Gorgeous photos! Love visiting markets in foreign places for a sticky beak – great insight into the country.

  35. I have no doubt you will be, hun. πŸ˜€ Incredible photos. I’m so happy for you.

  36. Chris Pearrow says:

    These photos are pretty amazing. I wish we had markets like that a little closer to home. But, then again, I suppose thatΒ΄d mean less traveling! Ha!

  37. brandy bell says:

    Love these photos, Ayngelina πŸ™‚ you did a great job showcasing the beauty of Amman — and I am with you, ten days is not enough!

  38. What beautiful shots. what do you shoot with? sounds like you have a beautiful time πŸ™‚

  39. Beautiful photos! Jordan is on our list for sure… Petra being the main bucket list πŸ™‚

  40. Arab cities seem like colorless. I remember Malta island in the mediterranean and the city was similar to this one.

  41. Morocco desert tours says:

    Great photos and article about Amman, it reminds me of my trip πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing this article

  42. Lovely photos! I really enjoyed Jordan. It has an amazing history and staying in Wadi Rum was just an amazing experience that I can only recommend to anyone.

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