Friday, June 16, 2017

Window dressings, Israel

Tel Aviv

Teh Aviv



Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv - Carmel Market

Tzfat


Jerusalem - Me'a She'arim

"I pulled into Nazareth...

...feeling about half past dead..." It was the end of our last, hot, day in Israel. We were heading back to the airport from the Sea of Galilee. Armageddon (aka Megiddo) was closed, but Nazareth was on the way. Unfortunately it was the second day of Ramadan, and the old city was closed up tight.










Saturday, June 03, 2017

Wilderness: Wadi Qelt

En route to the Dead Sea we stopped to look for the Monastery of St. George.
It wasn't forty days in the wilderness, but still...

The Bedouins were not much help.


We were on foot and did not want to rent this donkey.


Nor this one.


This place was not what we were looking for.


We stumbled across this cache of discarded books.


Among which was this primitive doll.



The goats had the right idea, but there was no shade where we were.


Then we spotted it.  The resident Bedouin trinket-seller was napping.


As close as we got.


Thursday, June 01, 2017

Dead Sea

We spent a few hours at the Dead Sea. There was a lot of dead architecture as well.