We made the half kilometer walk from the gate to the top of the siq in crisp morning sunshine. It's still very cold here, in fact it snowed in Petra last week and the whole site was closed.
The siq, a winding narrow path through the rock canyon, is the only way into and out of Petra, and is a photographer's paradise. The rock formations above our shadowy way gleamed in the morning sun, revealing shades of red (iron), yellow (sulphur) and black (manganese).
You would think I'd be used to it by my third visit to Petra, but there's still nothing to compare with that first stunning glimpse of the Treasury through the rock opening. It just blows me away!