Dar Al Hajar, Wadi Dhahr Valley, Yemen.... www.castlesandmanorhouses.com .... Dar al-Hajar, also known as the Imam's Rock Palace is perched on top of a rock pinnacle, some 15 km away from the capital city of Sana. It is typical of Yemeni architecture, seeming to grow out of the rocks on which it is constructed, and with characteristic Yemeni painting of its windows and building edges. The palace was built in the 1930s by Imam Yahya as his summer residence.
Valley of Kings, Egypt. Queen Hatshepsut's mortuary temple. See how big it is? I've been there twice. In 2008 (in a group) then by myself, May 2012. I felt drawn to go there again the 2nd time. Like a sort of pilgrimage. Ivonne Teoh.