BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

16 October 2014

BBC Homepage
Wales home

Contact Us

Jean Facer: Dreams of Petra

Dreams of Petra

By Jean Facer
July 2005,
A digital story from Shoebox Stories

"At last I was here. It had taken me twenty years but now I was here. My dream to visit Petra had come true. I'd walked a mile down a rocky path between huge cliffs and then through a narrow cleft in the rock, I got my first glimpse. The crowds of tourists, the noise and heat disappeared. I was alone. My eyes filled with tears and the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end. My mysterious, secret Petra. I felt as if I had come home. I didn't want to talk to anyone. I was afraid of breaking the spell. I found a rock to sit on and stared, mesmerised, trying to fix the scene forever.

An Arab approached and asked if I was OK. I explained how much I wanted to be here, how Petra had drawn me through time. He left, and returning a few minutes later, he gave me this piece of rock. Take it and whenever you hold it, remember today."

Latest videos here!

We've created a new site to watch our collection of your short films and videos in Flash. Videos will be still be available here in Real Media. Click here to visit the new site.

Search your video

Latest videos

Sian Eirian Rees Davies
New videos

Short films from Wales made by you.

An Indian doll
Video Nation Wales

Your views on camera and online.

Cipolwg ar Gymru

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy