A young boy and girl from their doorstep in Bethlehem in 2007.
The streets of a refugee camp are very tight and built close together.
The homes and streets are literally built around the rocks of the hillside.
What I find the most interesting are usually the people that make up a place. Here is a woman in traditional dress in Bethlehem on the edge of Deheisheh Refugee Camp 2007.
People love to sit outside and chat in the shade during the hot days of summer.
Here the Young and Old of Bethlehem are seen.
The Cape Town Harbour.
The Rhino looking Mountain East of Cape Town.
We continued down the Cape further south.
Saw my first “In-the-Wild” Penguins in Simon Town, South Africa.
A Rainbow showing over the vineyards of South Africa.
The very beautiful and iconic view of Cape Town with Table Mountain.
Picture taken of the Garden Tomb at the Easter Sunrise service in 2009.
Here is a view of the Jordan River Valley, looking down on Jericho from the Mount of Temptations, looking across towards the Dead Sea and the country of Jordan.
Visited the home of Birgitta Yavari-Ilan in Yemen Moshe, Jerusalem, 2009. This woman’s paintings are exquisite and so are her stories. http://birgittayavariilan.wordpress.com/
Here is a link to a recent news article interviewing Birgitta Yavari-Ilan, the article is in Finnish, but the video interview is done completely in English. Israel Art – Birgitta Yavari-Ilan
I was able to visit Cyprus in May 2009, it is a very beautiful country. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limassol
Jerusalem has many great eateries and restaurants, but the Shuk (pronounced: shook) is where you would go for relatively cheap produce and goods.
My friends and I had the privilege of meeting Motke Blum in Jerusalem one day, as we visited his shop down in the Artist area outside of the Old City of Jerusalem. His humble spirit and great artistry were evident as we spent time with him.
Here is the link to his website: http://www.motkeblum.com/