Well…yesterday I looked out and decided I was not going to wait until Monday to start my mini tour of Jordan… I would start at that moment because sometimes there is nothing better then the moment for doing …so I went off and took a leisurely drive south along and around the town of Wadi Seer up to my favorite look-out point…I sat enjoying the view of the valley where Iraq al Amir sits and the panoramic view of the Dead Sea area…as you can I see this place is up high on a mountain…I had stopped and gotten my special cup of starbuck coffee …so leisurely I enjoyed the view and my coffee…contemplating it all… NOW time to go down into the valley and visit a place that I have visited many times on picnics with friends and children….Iraq al Amir…..The Greek Castle of Iraq al Amir is located in the Wadi Seer Valley which is a short 10 kilometer drive west from the 8th circle which happens to be the division line between Amman and Wadi Seer. The remains date back to the 2nd century and instead of a moat, today Iraq al Amir is bordered by a wreckage of rocks that once formed the castle. Also, the gardens that once encircled the castle have been taken over by Jordanian homes and shrub. Nevertheless it is still an interesting site to visit for a lovely morning or afternoon trip of one of the very few Hellenistic sites existing in Jordan.After spending an enjoyable 2 hours walking around and photographing the area and again contemplating it all …I sat in the lovely rays of sunlight watching the children playing as children always play in any part of the world…laughing, shouting and running around chasing each other… For the ump time I had an interesting time at Iraq al Amir….
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