Monday, March 31, 2008

More Israel Pictures...

Yes, I went back to Israel. It was fun to go back again so quickly after the first trip. I didn't take nearly as many photos because I was very busy leading this group of families! So...here are some of the best shots from my trip (although I didn't get permission for the people so a lot of the pics couldn't be put up here)...

This one that I love...it's even the background on my phone now:-) and I posted it the other day...

This is the wall of the Temple Mount, taken looking straight up. The wall is so high, the stones so large...it just boggles my mind how it was made.

Purim celebrations in the Old City of Jerusalem. This is part of the Cardo, an ancient corridor through the Old City. These ancient stones were really brought alive by all the kids running and screaming and playing....the loud music playing, the food, the games, all of it...having shaving cream fights...it was so fascinating to see this area which is usually empty save tourists filled with the residents of the Old City!

And here are some more ancient stones, the Kotel or Western Wall, juxtaposed against other Purim costumes.

Read more about my trip here and here and here and here.

See more pictures here!

5 comments:

Christina said...

How amazing to get to visit again! I adore that first picture.

Megan said...

you must be racking up serious frequent flier miles! love the perspective in the wall picture -- vertigo inducing!

emily said...

The picture looking up the wall is truly awe inspiring.

Maggie said...

Gorgeous shots! I really love the first one...it's just so beautiful!

Golightly said...

I love the first two pictures! The Temple Mount is incredible!! Wow. What a blessing to go back again so soon. For some, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.