Monday, February 25, 2008

Israel Pictures...Just a Few...

How to choose, how to choose! 967 pictures are still in my computer after an initial quick-delete...I'm sure there are a few more to be deleted but how do I choose!? Either way, here are a quick rundown of my favorites (with captions of course) with what I consider to be my "Best Shot" of the trip at the end...

I have been to Israel before and taken lots of pictures, but this was my first time with my own digital camera and my first time with a blog that must be filled with photos! Oh how I wish I could have accompanied all my daily updates with pictures...but alas, it was not to be. So anyway, I focused on taking as many cool pictures as I could...so here are some...

This is me and my brother. Why is this picture here? First off, I think I look good, which is frankly exciting to me! Second, I made a personal resolution to get myself into more of the pictures. Third, my brother complains that I don't blog about him enough. We got to see him in Israel! Hooray! Finally, this picture was taken by me, holding the camera out at arm's length. Not bad, eh? Oh, and the Israel connection -- we are standing in the excavation tunnels beneath the Western Wall in Jerusalem!
Four beautiful pictures of the Old City in Jerusalem, one of my favorite places in Israel.


This is my brother again...standing at the end of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum. The new museum is quite incredible, and perhaps one of the most amazing parts is the end, when you come out into this gorgeous healing view...
My mom, at the Ein Gedi Nature Preserve. Look at that blue sky!
Taken in the old part of Tsfat, an incredible city in the north. Notice that this young man is sitting with his laptop (and he was online too...wireless). An awesome reminder of the blend of modern and ancient in this land...
And this one...my favorite. It definitely falls into the category of "don't delete on the camera" because in my camera screen, I didn't get the rainbow. But when I looked in my computer screen there it was...wow. It is a rainbow over Jericho. We were leaving Jerusalem in terrible weather and as it started to clear - breathtaking! We stopped the bus and I never imagined the picture would come out!

See more Best Shots here...

22 comments:

Rivster said...

These are AMAZING!!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

wow! just beautiful and truly amazing! i don't envy you having to go through all of those pictures, but my goodness, if the ones you shared here are any indication, most of them will be keepers!

btw, you do look amazing in that picture with your bro. :)

Andrea said...

I love the photos of the Old City in Jerusalem! How fortunate that you were able to travel there.

Kyla said...

Those are amazing! Love the first shot of the Old City.

Maya said...

Amazing photos! What great memories!

Megan said...

fabulous -- thanks for sharing. btw: it IS a great self-portrait with your brother! :) hope you post more photos as you go through them.

Stacy said...

Wow, beautiful pictures and what an amazing place. Thank you for sharing them. The picture of the old city are fantastic, with such a sense old history.

I love the picture of you and your brother, too. :) I need to make that resolution myself.

Mandaroo said...

Those are amazing photos Phyllis! What a wonderful time you must have had! And I love the photo of you and your brother, you both look great!

I love the tile/door...it's beautiful!

Meritt said...

Absolutely beautiful! Actually, I can honestly say that I've never really thought about visiting Jerusalem until I saw your photos. Oh, I've seen photos previously, but something about the photos you took speak to me.

I doubt I'll get there... (I'm too scared to go alone and I don't speak the language and I'd be too nervous!) but it's absolutely beautiful and I never knew I'd have a strong yearning to be there.

Thank You.

Karen said...

Impressive brother. And everything else too.

Harry said...

Great pictures! I especially like the one about your little brother...שתם

Love you and I'm glad you let me come on your trip!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous shots -- I'm so glad that we get to see them! I think that the one of you and your brother is great -- you two are too cute!

Christina said...

Oh wow! What an amazing time and amazing pictures. I would love to the Holy Lands one day. For now, I'll live thru you. :o)
And you DO look great in that first one!!

Golightly said...

What amazing photos, just breath taking and beautiful. Thank you for sharing ALL of them. You and your brother are a good-looking bunch! Handsome and Beautiful. A blessing to your mom, I'm sure.

Bonnie said...

Oh ... ONE DAY I'll get there !! Loved looking at your photos ! AMAZING !!!!

Mommy's Cherish said...

Fantabulous! I felt like I was there. Love the shots! Thanks for sharing!

Gray Matters said...

Terrific pictures - What a wonderful trip for your family.

Phyllis Sommer said...

oh, it wasn't for my family...i was leading a trip from my congregation --- 20 women including my mom. my brother, who currently lives in israel, was tagging along to see us!

Sassy said...

Beautiful. I have friends from Israel, Yosef Yarran. He brought me the most amazing painting from Israel. It is my most prized piece of artwork in our home.

Thank you for visiting my site!

PeetsMom said...

Spectacular! Thanks for sharing those other beautiful shots too - they are like windows to a place I'll likely never get to visit. Beautiful!!!

melody is slurping life said...

Not only beautiful, but inspiring. I hope you will share more. What a blessing to make such a trip.

Yes, you look marvelous!

HipMomma said...

What fantastic shots. You guys had the best weather it seems. And an incredible journey.