Impressions of Israel: A Montage Compiled Over 2 1/2 Years of Photographing

Guards at the Lion's Gate - Old City Jerusalem.

Guards at the Lion’s Gate – Old City Jerusalem.

Approaching the Lion's Gate - Old City Jerusalem.

Approaching the Lion’s Gate – Old City Jerusalem.

Garden of Gethsemane - Jerusalem.

Garden of Gethsemane – Jerusalem.

Ancient mosaic - Jerusalem.

Ancient mosaic – Jerusalem.

View from Mt. of Olives to Dome of the Rock - Jerusalem.

View from Mt. of Olives to Dome of the Rock – Jerusalem.

Mosaic in church on Mt. of Olives, near Jerusalem.

Mosaic in church on Mt. of Olives, near Jerusalem.

Mediterranean - coast of Israel south of Haifa.

Mediterranean – coast of Israel south of Haifa.

View from Hatzionut St. over Haifa to the bay.

View from Hatzionut St. over Haifa to the bay.

Garden on Hatzionut Street, Haifa.

Garden on Hatzionut Street, Haifa.

View of valley from the Herb Farm Restaurant, near the Gilboa Mts.

View of valley from the Herb Farm Restaurant, near the Gilboa Mts.

Looking towards Lebanon from beach pier at Nahariyah.

Looking towards Lebanon from beach pier at Nahariyah.

Interior of The Herb Farm Restaurant, near Gilboa National Forest.

Interior of The Herb Farm Restaurant, near Gilboa National Forest.

Memorial to donators of trees to the Gilboa National Forest.

Memorial to donators of trees to the Gilboa National Forest.

Cows grazing near Gilboa National Forest

Cows grazing near Gilboa National Forest

Ezreal Valley farmlands.

Ezreal Valley farmlands.

Rainy view of the main square - Nazareth

Rainy view of the main square – Nazareth

Driving through the ancient narrow streets of Nazareth.

Driving through the ancient narrow streets of Nazareth.

Interior courtyard of hotel - Nazareth

Interior courtyard of hotel – Nazareth

A customer out front while we are sipping coffee in the back!  Nazareth

A customer out front while we are sipping coffee in the back! Nazareth

Coffee roasting at back of shop - Nazareth

Coffee roasting at back of shop – Nazareth

Being served coffee at the back of the shop. Nazareth

Being served coffee at the back of the shop. Nazareth

Coffee shop - Nazareth

Coffee shop – Nazareth

What's for sale - the eggs, or chickens? . . . not sure!

What’s for sale – the eggs, or chickens? . . . not sure!

Hostel courtyard - Nazareth

Hostel courtyard – Nazareth

This a road, not a sidewalk, and we were driving on it!

This a road, not a sidewalk, and we were driving on it!

The famous landmark church of Nazareth.

The famous landmark church of Nazareth.

McDonalds in Druze village of Daliyat Al Karmiel, near Haifa.

McDonalds in Druze village of Daliyat Al Karmiel, near Haifa.

Arab flat bread maker - Nazareth

Arab flat bread maker – Nazareth

Dried fruits - market in Nazareth.

Dried fruits – market in Nazareth.

Dried beans and lentils - market place in Nazareth.

Dried beans and lentils – market place in Nazareth.

Spices in market - Nazareth

Spices in market – Nazareth

Reflections in modern building - Tel Aviv

Reflections in modern building – Tel Aviv

Jewish quarter of Old City Jerusalem.

Jewish quarter of Old City Jerusalem.

View of wailing wall with Dome of the Rock in background - Old City Jerusalem.

View of wailing wall with Dome of the Rock in background – Old City Jerusalem.

Red decoration around doorway indicates that inhabitant of this house has made pilgrimage to Mecca. Street in Old City Jerusalem.

Red decoration around doorway indicates that inhabitant of this house has made pilgrimage to Mecca. Street in Old City Jerusalem.

Women's enclosed wooden observation balcony - Old City Jerusalem.

Women’s enclosed wooden observation balcony – Old City Jerusalem.

Architectural details from different centuries - Old City Jerusalem.

Architectural details from different centuries – Old City Jerusalem.

Street view - Old City Jerusalem

Street view – Old City Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers - Old City Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers – Old City Jerusalem

Street in Old City Jerusalem.

Street in Old City Jerusalem.

View of the Dome of the Rock Mosque - Old City Jerusalem

View of the Dome of the Rock Mosque – Old City Jerusalem

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Looking down into a street in Old City Jerusalem.

Looking down into a street in Old City Jerusalem.

Shop selection including musical instruments.

Shop selection including musical instruments.

Street of Old City Jerusalem

Street of Old City Jerusalem

Our guide pointing to the bullet holes from the 1967 war in the Lion's Gate - Old City Jerusalem

Our guide pointing to the bullet holes from the 1967 war in the Lion’s Gate – Old City Jerusalem

Entering the Lion's Gate - Old City Jerusalem

Entering the Lion’s Gate – Old City Jerusalem

Israeli flag flying n Jerusalem.

Israeli flag flying n Jerusalem.

Tile wall art - Wadi Nisnas, Haifa.

Tile wall art – Wadi Nisnas, Haifa.

Fruits and vegetables - Wadi Nisnas, Haifa.

Fruits and vegetables – Wadi Nisnas, Haifa.

Coffee shop and owner - Wadi Nisnas, Haifa

Coffee shop and owner – Wadi Nisnas, Haifa

Coffee seller's Turkish coffee serving set - Wadi Nisnas, Haifa.

Coffee seller’s Turkish coffee serving set – Wadi Nisnas, Haifa.

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Today in Israel

Haifa to Mt. Gilboa to Haifa.

Including pictures taken from the Gilboa Mountains lookout point and the Herb Farm Restaurant.

Sunset at the Shrine

On the path at the Shrine of the Báb . . . .

Blossom sprinkled path

Blossom sprinkled path

Standing on a path next to the Shrine of the Báb looking out to sea.

View from the garden around the Shrine of the Báb looking out to sea.

View from the garden around the Shrine of the Báb looking out to sea.

This view shows part of the west side arcade of the Shrine of the Báb.

West side of the Shrine of the Báb

West side of the Shrine of the Báb

Looking down into the garden from behind the Shrine of the Báb with Ben Gurion Avenue stretching out below to the Port of Haifa on the Mediterranean Sea.

Jacaranda Tree

Jacaranda Tree

Taken at the Shrine of the Báb just before 7 pm.  The sun had gone down behind Mt. Carmel, but a pink glow was still moving across the clouds, and light reflected off of the gold roof tiles and gilded wrought iron railings.   This view is of the Shrine seen through the branches of a jacaranda tree entwined with bougainvillea.

Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb