This is part of a series of black and white imagery that I have taken around the world.
At Petra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in Jordan, one of the famous landmarks is Al Khaznah (known as The Treasury in English). This is the also one of the main points of attraction at Petra for tourists since it is pretty close to the entrance of Petra (albeit after a 1.5 km walk).
This site shot to international acclaim thanks to it being featured in the Indiana Jones movie. In fact, local tour guides wax eloquent about their memories associated with the crew moving equipment into the surrounding areas using helicopters.
The Treasury at Petra, Jordan
Shot on: Samsung Note 10 Plus
F2.2 / 1/1250 s / 1.80 mm / ISO 50 / White Balance: Auto / No flash
Filtered to grayscale on Samsung Photo Editor
Now, the name "The Treasury" is slightly misleading. The name suggests that there may have been large treasures and wealth stored behind this facade at least in the previous eras. That is not entirely the truth.
This was a tomb, that may have housed some wealth according to the olden traditions of packing wealth into the tomb for the sarcophagus to take into their afterlife.
And in keeping with the story, there are also quite a few gunshot marks that can seen on the outer facade probably in an attempt by locals to break in to reach the "treasures".
As for today, it is one of the "treasures" at Petra, luring tourists and history buffs from around the world in a bid to once again walk in the paths that was tread through the annals of history.