Phone Photos – The Gallery

The theme in The Gallery this week is Phone Photos. The only rule being it should have been taken on your phone.

On our holiday to Jordan over a year ago we took a trip to Petra and did the amazing walk up to the Treasury. It’s an amazing historic city full of of insights into a forgotten civilisation. Most people come thinking there are a few key monuments to see. Myself included. Once we’d seen the very grand Treasury we found a little cafe to rest my weary feet. This was our view:


The entire cliff is full of caves and carvings made mainly for tombs. There are numerous walkways all the way up which are, to this day, safe to walk along. I got about half way up and then pottered back down again in the mid day sun whilst the hubby decided to venture right to the top where some of the more “esteemed” tombs were housed once upon a time. I sat sipping my water in the cafe and realised hubby had taken the camera with him so snapped with my phone. Hubby came down an hour later with about 200 snaps of caves. Took ages to go through them all!

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  1. @mummydaddyme January 10, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    Its amazing what kind of photos you can take with a camera phone isn’t it- some of my favourites are from my iphone! x

    • Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:32 am

      It is, I’m not sure what we did without them!

  2. Lauren January 11, 2012 / 3:32 am

    Wow that’s stunning!
    Looks absolutely beautiful, never would have guessed that the photo was taken on a phone! xx

  3. averagemummysaz January 11, 2012 / 6:43 am

    Wow a stunning photo, with a wonderful memory attached to it. What did we do before camera phones?

    • Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:32 am

      I know, I guess probably carried around our bulky cameras… Or just not bothered.

  4. Erica January 11, 2012 / 7:36 am

    What a fab place to visit – jealous!

  5. Funky Wellies January 11, 2012 / 8:16 am

    Petra is definitely one of the places I want to visit. Your photo gives a feel for how huge that cliff is.

    • Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:33 am

      It’s massive, and amazing to see how people used to live.

  6. Jacq January 11, 2012 / 9:26 am

    We want to go to Petra but think we need to wait until the kids are a bit older. Great photo.

    • Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:34 am

      Yep, there’s loads of walking. Definitely better when then go about a mile before wanting to be picked up!

  7. saveeverystep January 11, 2012 / 9:46 am

    200 cave snaps sounds like something my husband would enjoy…..LOL. Great pic tho! – family stories past and present

    • Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:35 am

      He came down saying “oh look at this! And this! And this!”

  8. Nikki Thomas January 11, 2012 / 11:18 am

    That is an amazing photo. It is so clear and it sounds like an amazing place to visit.

  9. blurofwoodsmoke January 11, 2012 / 11:26 am

    What an amazing place!

  10. Steph January 11, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    Stunning! I’d love to go there

  11. Mum2BabyInsomniac January 11, 2012 / 2:21 pm

    Wow, I so want to go there! x

  12. jenny Paulin January 11, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    such an amazing place to have visited and photographed. again i would never have guessed you took it with your mobile. x

  13. Rosie Scribble January 11, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    Lovely shot. Love the idea of all the caves. Stunning.

  14. Mistress Mummy January 11, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    What an interesting photo!

  15. LauraCYMFT January 11, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    What a beautiful picture! I’d have said that was taken on a camera, not a phone! Clever you!

  16. helloitsgemma January 11, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    stunning scene and love the story behind it.

  17. butwhymummywhy January 11, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Wow! That looks amazing!

  18. Jenn (@mommy_grrl) January 12, 2012 / 1:13 am

    Fantastic photo! The quality of phone cameras is so impressive.

    • Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:36 am

      It was on my not so great IPhone 3G camera too. Think the sun helped!

  19. Mags (@mmeeee) January 12, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Wow great shot! Love camera phones – they make capturing memories so easy!

    • Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:39 am

      I know, it’s great isn’t it? I have hundreds of my little boy!

  20. Multiple Mummy January 12, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    That is incredible. I would love to visit Jordan..:)

    • Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:39 am

      It’s well worth a visit!

  21. Notmyyearoff January 13, 2012 / 6:37 am

    I didn’t know anything till we went but it’s a brilliant trip!

  22. susankmann January 16, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    What a gorgeous picture, it looks incredible. x

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