We headed out on the highway east to Nazareth this morning with patches of sunniness and cloud. Through the forest along the ridge of Mt. Carmel with vistas stretching out on either side for miles west down to the Beit Netofa Valley and north to Akka. Then climbed the hills up to Nazareth….
Selling olive oil made from their trees in the background.
It’s been too many years since I’ve been to Nazareth….no years here in print…just that I was only 17, so I don’t remember what to expect. But it’s grown….and the traffic is incredible and the roads tinier even than what I recall.
We are here and so is everyone else! The streets are clogged with cars.
So we drive right in there and it’s a TWO WAY road!!! AND we find a parking place….miracle beyond miracles!
Now we set off walking through the tiny “streets” sized more like sidewalks……
Inside a lovely gift shop…….read: danger zone!
Antique silver pieces repaired for wearing.
Exquisite pieces of coin silver jewelry.
Fabric embroidered by local women in geometric patterns…predominantly in reds.
One of my favourite photos from today – a quiet little street with cyprus trees.
Close up view of old and new copper and brass-ware.
Wonderful coffee where we tried it out first!!
Cool historical photo found in the Al-Mutran. It doesn’t look like this any more……
To be continued…..