I have been one of the blessed ones to travel to exotic and beautiful destinations but I have never realized how beautiful and magical our beloved Petra can be. It takes a few hours of walking under the sun to reach this magical site but once you arrive at the 2 rocks that take you inside it’s almost very metaphorical… as if you have finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel and you are face to face with this magnificent Seventh Wonder of the World.
The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as “a rose-red city half as old as time” in a Newdigate Prize-winning poem by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. In addition, Petra was named amongst the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007.
I have always dreamed of having a photo shoot for my brand Toby at this wonderful site and finally I had the opportunity to do it. I carried my thobe in my hand for 2 hours of walking under the sun just to make sure I got that unique shot!
I have Always been inspired by photography in cultural sites and when I’m preparing for my photo shoots the first thing I consider after completing the collections is the location and background of the shoot . One could never ask for a more magical location than this! It is indeed a very proud moment for my brand Toby, especially since my brand’s ethos revolve around cultures and celebrating them.
At Petra, there is so much to be inspired by from the historical wonders to the picturesque rose gold coloured rocks. A place like this is every designer’s dream!
I then visited the therapeutic Dead Sea; my expectations were not only super exceeded but they were also floating in a comfortable and soothing therapeutic state of mind!
Thank you Intercontinental Jordan for the best curated experience. On a final note, I feel that Jordan is so underrated as a tourism destination and a host for historical wonders and I think a lot has to be done to promote it and further expose its beauty to the world.