Picturing Jordan

Sharing Jordan with the world — one picture at a time.

Buying Baklava in Amman

Young child smiling and wrapping up baklava in a shop in Amman

Everybody likes baklava!

There’s a shop in Amman’s main market downtown that sells traditional Arabic sweets. I’m not sure who was more excited about this half-kilogram of baklava (which is called “baklawa” in Arabic) — me, or the jovial young Jordanian selling it.

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Saint Thaddeus Church in Amman

Armenian church with pointy blue steeple in traditional style

Easily one of the most unique buildings in Amman

Even if the number of mosques in Amman didn’t outnumber churches by a factor of ten, the Saint Thaddeus Armenian Apostolic church would still stand out. The unique architecture caught my eye once and then I started seeing it every time I glanced at Jabal Al-Ashrafiyeh. After weeks of squinting and asking myself “Is that an Armenian church?” I finally went on an scavenger hunt and found it.

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