Tag Archives: Israel

Bandannas

  While exploring the Taos, NM area, I came across a quaint little town called, Arroyo Seco.  Just two blocks long, the small town had plenty of little shops, art galleries, starving artists of all kinds, an ice cream shop … Continue reading

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Stashed Cigs

I found this nearly-full pack of cigarettes neatly placed at the bottom of a support post holding up one end of a roof over a closed auto repair shop in Jericho, Israel.  No one in sight. The building looked like every other small … Continue reading

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Saint Peter in Gallicantu

  Just outside the walls of Old Jerusalem is the site believed to be where Peter denied Jesus three times.  The Latin word, “Gallicantu” means “cock’s crow”.  The site is also believed to be the palace of the high priest, Calaphas. … Continue reading

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Wailing Wall Collage

The Wailing Wall is the most holy site of the Jewish faith.  Formally named the Western Wall, it is what remains of the western wall of the Second Temple, the same temple where Jesus scorned the tax collectors and money lenders. … Continue reading

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Columns

While visiting Ceasarea (see former posts Ceasarea, Roman Amphitheater and Roman Aqueduct), I turned to the south and noticed the massive columns of an electrical power plant framed by the two Roman columns.  This is Israel’s largest power plant, located on the … Continue reading

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Jordan River

The Jordan River in the Middle East is best known in the Bible for the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.  In modern times the Jordan River is known for another reason.  The Jordan River has been part of a long-running … Continue reading

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Precious Metal?

I’ve found that in countries using currencies different from the US dollar, making change is not difficult until you get down to the small coin level.  The Israeli currency is based on the New Israeli Shekel (“NIS”), which has a rate … Continue reading

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