Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jerusalem, Capital of Israel - 2

A selection of shots from the Old City of Jerusalem. The existing walls were built during the 1500's by the Ottoman Turks.  Jerusalem was reunited by Israel (never again to be divided) after the 1967 war. The Old City is divided into four districts: the Armenian, Christian, arab, and Jewish quarters.

A food stall in the arab quarter:



Young girl in the Jewish quarter:



The Jaffa Gate, which is at the nexus of the arab, Christian, and Jewish quarters:



The Oren Kodesh holding the Torah scrolls of the Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish quarter:


Friday, June 23, 2017

Jerusalem

Jerusalem was the major focus of my trip. I can't imagine a more spiritual city in the world. Just being in the city and walking the streets filled me with a sense of something special. I'm not sure how I want to present the photos I shot there. I don't like mixing color and b/w in the same blog posts, so they will be separate. So far I've divided my work into the different neighborhoods/areas - the Old City (Damascus Gate and the Arab Quarter, the Hurva Synagogue, Jaffa Gate, Kotel and Jewish Quarter), City Center and Mamilla Mall, and Machane Yehudah (the Jewish shuk). The blog posts may be a collection of shots from various neighborhoods rather than each post focusing on a separate area.

So for starters......

A busker at Mamilla Mall:



Machane Yehudah food market:



Tossing watermelons:




At the Western Wall:



Monday, June 19, 2017

Tsfat, Israel - 6

The last batch of photos from Tsfat. After this, is on to Jerusalem.




Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tsfat, Israel - 5

More interesting people in Tsfat.










Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tsfat, Israel - 4

The cross section of people in Tsfat runs the gamut.  From haredi:



To Yemeni:



To muslim:



To Mizrachi:


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tsfat - 3

The Ashkenazi Ari synagogue is one of many that  an be found all over Tsfat. Many are tiny. This was rather large.











Saturday, June 10, 2017

Crown Heights Afternoon - 2

While waiting outside of 770 Eastern Parkway for a friend to appear, a group of women alit from a bus returning from the Ohel - the Rebbe's cemetery. Great pickings for street photography in Crown Heights.