Amman

 

 

 

Old Amman from the top of Citadel Hill

 

 

 

Roman ampitheatre in center of Old Amman

 

 

 

The Temple of Hercules ruins on Citadel Hill

 

 

 

Mosque on the Roman ruins

 

 

 

Home in Amman - le Meridian Hotel

 

 

 

The lobby of the Meridiam

 

 

 

View from my room on 7th floor

 

 

 

My office building across the street from the hotel

 

 

 

Our office for managing the design of the Basrah Children's Hospital

 

 

 

 

Driving around town. Excellent roads and infrastructure.

 

 

 

Mansion in the high rent suburbs

 

 

 

Beautiful family home

 

 

 

Typical upper middle class home

 

 

 

Another mansion

 

 

 

Queen Noor's handicraft center showroom

 

 

 

Bedroom on display

 

 

 

Furniture and other wares

 

 

 

Dining room stuff

 

 

 

Another bedroom

 

 

 

King Abdullah and Queen Rania - extremely popular and beloved. This is their wedding photo from 1993.

 

 

 

And, the royal family today. Still immensely popular and influencial all over the world.

 

 

 

The local Safeway store

 

 

 

Checkout registers. Ultra modern, even with an escalator to the second floor.

 

 

 

Just like home

 

 

 

Final look

 

 

 

Local nuts and candy store

 

 

 

Candy and sweets store

 

 

 

Same store with pastries right out of the oven

 

 

 

My favorite kabob cafe spot for lunch

 

 

 

Local jewelry is untra chic

 

 

 

Another example of local and popular artistry

 

 

 

A shop in the gold suk in old Amman.

 

 

 

Amman's only golf course. Dirt fairways and oiled sand "greens". Caddie lays down a small patch of astro turf under your ball for hitting off the dirt fairways.

 

 

 

 

Faye packs up all the little Arabs for transport back to Italy and the States for our use and as gifts.

 

 

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