Artsey Architecture in Budapest

Details seen in the architecture of Budapest

 

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Markets in Akká – Suq

Entering the market in Akká.  Also known as the Suq, or Sook.

Different eras or different structures in one building, Akká

Different eras or different structures in one building, Akká

Akká

Ancient barred opening, Akká

Ancient barred opening, Akká

Akká

Shoe art on walls of Akká

Shoe art on walls of Akká

Akká

Focusing above the crowd, Akká

Focusing above the crowd, Akká

Akká

Barbershop, Old  Akká

Barbershop, Old Akká

Akká

Inside the old Suq (market) of  Akká

Inside the old Suq (market) of Akká

Akká

Hand made Falafal

Hand made Falafal

Akká

Shoppers

Shoppers

Akká

Baklava

Baklava

Akká

Bread & olives

Bread & olives

Akká

Saffron

Saffron

Akká

More spices

More spices

More spices including cinnamon and star anise.  Akká

Dried miniature rose buds

Dried miniature rose buds

Akká

Jordan almonds (among other goodies)

Jordan almonds (among other goodies)

Akká

Turn left at the Rugs

Turn left at the Rugs

Market in Akká

Seven Months Reflections on Haifa

Seven months now in Haifa and it feels like home…. The noisy traffic no longer makes me jump, people smile at me in recognition in my neighbourhood, the local cats all approach me hoping for hand-outs, people ask me if the bus has come by yet….in Hebrew!…maybe I look Jewish?  But here in Haifa there is no such thing, as everyone is a mixture of something else.  There are people whose families have lived here for so many generations they cannot trace them…and those from Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Russia…..and New York!  I know I’m leaving out LOTS!  You can hear people speaking Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and Filipino on their cell phones….  The buses are full of such entertainment!!  Not to mention the fashion shows!  Have come to a land of stone houses….from the land of wooden construction.  Stone is cooler, smooth or sculpted, textured, ancient…. I LOVE looking at stonework here.  Have a series of just “stone” photos – they are as varied as flowers!

Ben Gurion Avenue

More of my fascination with stonework

Hmmm…thought I was uploading four photos…only got one….. Here goes again.

Weathered stone at Garden of Ridván.