Friday, 15 November 2019
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
The next day the plane was already waiting. A great country.
Sunday, 10 November 2019
And the Mount of olives itself as well. I managed to sketch one of the remaining 1600 year old olive trees. then we went to Bethlehem, which in our opinion was a disappointment. Like a tourist centre.
The afternoon was spent roaming through the bazars of Jerusalem, and revisiting the sepulchre church. A wonderful city.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
WE made long wlaks through the bazars and winding streets, visited the church of the Holy Sepulchre (Heilige grafkerk), the site of the last supper, the tomb of David, the Via Dolores and so on.
And the Jewish Western wall. It was crowded, one of the last days of the religious Soekot festivities. I was surprised we were allowed to mingle between the praying crowds, I had just enough time for this sketch.
Saturday, 2 November 2019
THe visit to Makhtesh Ramon, a huge and very deep crater, was very very impressive.
We stayed in not very uninteresting town Arad, which looked like a former communist eastern Europe city.
There were a lot of otrthodox Jews there, all celebrating the religious Soekov "loofhuttenfeest" feast. No idea how that is translated into English.