This photo is of a fresco of a nearly-nude woman painted on the wall inside Qasr Castle–aka, Qusayr Amra–in Jordan. The castle was built somewhere between 711 and 715 AD by Umayad Caliph Walid I. I had the opportunity to see this when I went on a tour of Jordan’s Eastern desert castles.
Those who played this round of the Trippy Travel Photo Game followed these steps…
1. Look at the Photo/Study the Details
2. Guess what/where!
What is it? Where was I traveling when I saw it? (You must answer both to win–or come close!)
3. Read the clues.
Clue 1: This is only slightly off the beaten path, believe it or not.
Clue 2: It’s part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See? It’s not that obscure, right?
4. Check back later!
–Post your guesses here in the Comments Section (tweets and FB comments don’t count–sorry)
–Keep checking and guessing as the guessing gets good…
–See who won…maybe it will be you!
A mention of your name and a link to your site from within this post.
And the winner is…
Vincent of Vintuitive.com. He guessed it within a few hours of my posting it. Congratulations!
The answer: Nearly-Nude Woman Fresco–Qasr Amra Castle, Jordan
This fresco, painted on the West wall of Great Hall of Qasr Amra, is one of several found inside the famous castle. Other frescoes are of the zodiac, hunting and wine drinking. The castle, which was used as a fortress with a garrison, is an excellent example of Islamic art and architecture.
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PS: Qasr is one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan. Click here to learn more about its status.