Petra - Visitor Center live camView of the entrance to the archaeological site of Petra

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  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    2dec17--A Thank You to our host, Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of the entrance to the archaeological site of Petra, charming.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Gwynn H

    7:15 here and just watched several tour groups come in. They had an early morning.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Hi Gert, storm Brian is due here tomorrow, it's coming over from the west.
    The name made me think of HT's dog Bryan.
    I don't think I'll be venturing very far, probably my usual walk into town if it's okay to do
    There seems to be a lot of rough weather lately, I guess it's that time of year then again in March when it can come in like a lamb or a lion as the saying goes.

    You were wanting rain now you're probably getting too much.
    Enjoy whatever you're doing.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Gert

    Well our 'usual' weather is back with a vengeance, it's been raining hard for a few days, last night (Wednesday) we had our first windstorm of the season with some areas getting gusts of 44 mph. A lot of people lost power, I'm lucky because I live on grid that includes a hospital so our power very rarely goes out (it flickers though).

    I have a feeling that the other camera isn't coming back.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Hi Gert, I would contact them but I have a feeling I'd get the usual answer that they're working ASAP to have it back online.
    I contacted them more than once about webcams, the first one I asked about was the St. George's Square camera in Malta and I received the answer as above then my husband also contacted Skyline a few weeks later and received a similar answer.

    Perhaps we'll get a surprise shortly - as my mother used to say 'you have to live in hope even though you might die in despair'.

    Snow falling on Christmas Eve, is always magical even for me and I'm way past childhood!

    We have misty damp weather where I am, the curtains are shut at 6.15pm now.

    Take care

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Gert

    Audrey, Snow is the only thing (the last 15 years or so) I have asked for on Christmas day, not snow already on the ground (although that's fine), I want to wake up on Christmas morning and see it snowing hard. That hasn't happened in 20 years or so, It would snow a few days before or a week or so later but not on Christmas day.

    I'm also wondering if the other camera will be back, I would write them a message but I think they are probably tired of hearing from me. Why don't you send them a message at the 'contact us' link?

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Hi Gert, I wonder if the other webcam will be back, I really miss it.

    I always wish for a gentle snow fall on Christmas Eve for the children then once Boxing Day is over it can go, February can be a bad month for snow. The winters seem to be milder now, Christmas Day is often mild and wet.
    Take care

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Gert

    We get a lot of snow up in the mountains but not very much where I live and like you it snowed a lot more when I was a kid. Mostly though we might get one good snow and it's usually all gone in a couple of days. We did have some strange weather on Wednesday evening, there was some sleet and a few flashes of lightning.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Hi Gert, do you get a 'proper' winter with lots of snow?
    Last year we had a mild one with very little snow but I remember growing up in the fifties and sixties and the winters were quite harsh.
    I used to love it when I opened the door and all the snow would fall into the vestibule - magical times for a child.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Gert

    Audrey, Sorry I just saw your post, I only check once in awhile hoping to find out what happened to the camera. The rain & chilly weather has arrived and I'm hoping that is a harbinger for a snowy winter to come.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    I've been wondering the same Gert.

    What is your weather like these days? I should think the trees are very beautiful.
    It's been lovely and sunny where I am today.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Gert

    Does anybody know what happened to the other camera? It's been offline for quite a while.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • %arc

    Actually there is not much to see there, all these construction are quite new, that is the way they found to block the entry to the valley and make tourist pay to visit it, once inside you have a alley about 4-5 KM long with magnificent monument (I should said Palace and Tomb) Egypt thought for years to do the same near the Pyramids but renounce it the favour of the site to let it as close as possible to what it always was

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Messer

    Yes ladies - have to agree it's not the most exciting view.