::tap, tap:: Is this thing on?
I’m so unreliable, I know. The blog seems to be okay now. I did the thing where I paid a lot of money to have it professionally cleaned up, and I switched hosts and servers. But parts are still broken, and hopefully that will be fixed soon.
In the meantime, though, I THINK I can post these pictures here for you… so let’s give it a go.
I am so excited to share these 14 photos of my trip to Israel, courtesy of Vibe Israel, last month. They are some of my very favorites, and you’re welcome to download them, share them, and print them for free.
Below are the links to each hi-res, watermark free image on SmugMug, where you can download it directly. All I ask is you do NOT sell these, or create anything for sale with these. If you do share them online, please credit me and link to BabyRabies.com
The view as I stepped into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The site is venerated as Calvary (Golgotha), where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, and also contains the place where Jesus is said to have been buried and resurrected. Within the church are the last four (or, by some definitions, five) Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, representing the final episodes of Jesus’ Passion. The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the fourth century as the traditional site of the resurrection of Christ. – Wikipedia
A mural to the left of the Tomb Of Jesus a the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Columns at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Our tour guide pointed out that etching at the top of the left column, left there by a pilgrim. Notice the date? 1384. Wow.
The Dead Sea, taken as we were driving down to it. The mountains in the distance are Jordan.
This and the next few pictures were taken at a kibbutz in north Israel, home of the country’s only organic dairy farm. While we were there, we gathered some of our own produce from their gardens and made an amazing, organic dinner.
This image and the next are from a restaurant in Nazareth, run by a kind Arab man who made delicious Katayef (Palestinian stuffed pancakes) for us, and spoke of his hope for all people to live in peace. It was touching. I loved all these treasures he had hanging in his historic shop.
This and the next couple were taken in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, said to be built over the home of the Virgin Mary.
And that? That is a picture of some plump figs at a market in Tel Aviv- Shuk HaCarmel.
I hope you enjoy the photos!