Photo Essay: CET Jordan

Photos by Julia Rapp, (American University) Student Correspondent CET Jordan Internship in Amman, Spring 2017

Photo taken in Wasat-al Balad or downtown Amman. It is a common thing to see citizens smoking hookah or argileh on the streets.

 

Jewelry is a very popular product to be sold in Wasat-al Balad, especially to tourists.

 

In Downtown Amman, you can find many stores that sell thobes, keffiyehs, or other traditional wear.

 

Outdoor markets are common in Amman, where you can bargain for fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

The Roman Nymphaeum in Amman is a famous ruins in Wasat-Al Balad that is currently being restored by students from the University of Jordan, Petra University and the Hashemite University along with other professional archaeologists. It was once considered a public fountain and built in the 2nd Century.

 

A mural overlooks the busy streets of Wasat-al Balad or downtown Amman.

 

A string of Jordanian flags overlooks the ground level in front of the Roman Theater. There children can play soccer, eat cotton candy or corn. Many musicians go to perform to earn tips form tourists. It’s also a common practice to drink tea at the Roman Theater.

 

The Roman Theatre, built in the 2nd century during the Roman period can hold 6,000 people. It was intentionally built facing north so the audience members could face away from the harsh sun. It is also near the Jordan Museum of Popular Traditions where one can learn about Bedouin traditions, ancient civilizations, look at mosaics and pottery as well as traditional wear.

 

Climb all the way to the top and you can enjoy the view of Wasat-al-Balad and the Amman Citadel.