Author Archives: what i saw there

hospitality

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herodion and other hilltops

Herodion is an ancient hilltop fortress built by Herod, then conquered by the Romans, and later used as a base by the Jews during the Bar Kokhba revolt. (I recently read Marguerite Yourcenar’s Mémoires d’Hadrien, so I was already aware … Continue reading

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other construction

The barrier wall and settlements aren’t the only thing being built in the West Bank. I also saw a lot of new Palestinian residential construction on the outskirts of Beit Sahour.

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one of my favorite things

One of the villagers in Al Walaja used old mattress springs as fencing around his house – beautiful.

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drawing tests

These images may or not become drawings, and there are other changes afoot in the studio, but this is some of what I might be working on over the next few months. Most of these were taken in the West … Continue reading

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mapping, cartography, getting lost

I am usually a pretty good navigator, and I understand the position of the sun and the direction and length of shadows vis-à-vis the time of day and the points on a compass. But I am used to roads having … Continue reading

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insomnia

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seed bombs

Knowing I’d be seeing Elio soon in Tel Aviv, I wanted to plan some kind of a good mom & son activity to occupy our time together.  I brought along our copy of this great book I bought for him … Continue reading

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just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you

During my trip, I had been using google.com to occasionally browse the map of the area, since  the English pages of google.ps and google.co.il don’t have map tabs at the top of the screen. I would have to go home, … Continue reading

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Beit Ommar

We arrived in Beit Ommar at sunset so there was little time to photograph. Had we arrived earlier, I might have taken a picture of the white truck parked on the road between the edge of this orchard and the … Continue reading

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