And tomorrow we travel home after a wonderful pilgrimage!
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It was a day of rain and cold wind here in Jerusalem. A perfect day to visit The Holocaust Museum and the Israel Museum where the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit is. Neither museums allow photographs, so I'll leave you with a quotation of Heinrich Heine:
"Where books are burned, human beings are also destined to be burned."
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
There is only a mosque left on the Temple Mount. That is why Jews and Christians pray at the Western (Wailing) Wall; the wall is the closest place they can get to the Temple site where they are allowed to pray. All Bibles are confiscated at the wall's gate.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
The Bahá'í Faith (Arabic: بهائية Baha'iyyah)/bəˈhaɪ/) is a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. Three core principles establish a basis for Bahá'í teachings and doctrine: theunity of God, that there is only one God who is the source of all creation; the unity of religion, that all major religions have the same spiritual source and come from the same God; and the unity of humanity, that all humans have been created equal, and that diversity of race and culture are seen as worthy of appreciation and acceptance.
Unfortunately, access to the gardens is restricted, and this is as close as we got.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
I went down to the boardwalk to watch the sunset, but this is probably a more interesting shot. You can rent a bike for a17 shekel access fee which includes 30 minutes. 5 more shekels gets you another 30 minutes. That's about $5.50.
The old port town of Tel Aviv is called Jaffa. It is a picturesque town of shops built into old buildings, against the backdrop of the Mediterranean. This is called "gallery row".
We did a walkabout here before heading to our hotel in Tel Aviv. We're tired but it was great to stretch our legs.
Monday, November 17, 2014
- She paints directly from the tube (no palette). If she needs to put paint on something she uses an old credit card that she holds in her hand.
- She applies paint with the same card and she also uses her fingers a lot.
- She doesn't use water. If she uses a brush, she wipes it right on the page and then on a paper towel.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
For me, portability is paramount for a travel journal. This Leuchtturm is 3 1/2 x 6. It has lovely, thick, 150 gsm paper. I got it at my local variety store. Not cheap, but I was disappointed by the selection at my local art supply store so I grabbed it.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
I've begun a new sketchbook. It's a new brand for me (Opus); I'm not sure if I like it yet. The pages aren't thick enough but I didn't want watercolor paper and I wanted hardbound in a 5 x 8 inch size. I wanted to shop locally. It's all about tradeoffs!