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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Pictures of My Boy Not Getting His Toes Run Over in Jerusalem

I've managed to plow through the rest of our first day in Israel! Quite the feat, I know...

We ended up seeing the Arab section of the market twice, once on purpose, once on accident. The on purpose time was after the tour of the Western Wall.

They said everything was fine, fine, fine. Just make sure you are between the two armed guards. I'm sure it would have been fine without the guards too. The reason I can be so sure is that we didn't have any guards when we went there by accident. We saw the Jewish section too, of course.

Day 1 Jerusalem Market

Day 1 Jerusalem market mosaic

Day 1 Jerusalem market

We walked around the old city a little. Or maybe we were just looking for the way back to the hotel, I'm not sure.

Day 1 Old City: tunnel

I was really kind of certain this taxi was going to lop off my boy's toes. But, since he already had his bar mitzvah, obviously my job was just to photograph the event. In any case, I'm pretty sure he's now big enough to whisk me out of danger rather than the other way around. Still, even in this picture those tires look kind of close to his feet. In real life they looked way, way closer:

Day 1 Old City: run over toes 2

He made it to the other side with all ten toes still attached:

Day 1 Old City: My boy on road

Near our hotel, The Montiefiore Windmill

Day 1 Jerusalem: Montefiore windmill

The Jerusalem Railway Station:

Day 1 Jerusalem: train station

And a random running guy. Wikipedia didn't have a link for him. I don't know why.

Day 1 Jerusalem: running guy

Then it got to be night. I still had to take pictures though:

Day 1 Jerusalem: night moon with cactus

And that's all for day one! At this rate I should be able to get all the pictures up by the time in just the blink of an eye! Or at least by the time my boy graduates college.

22 comments:

Nicki said...

Nice collection of photos. I was going to ask how it felt to be in such armed guard / military(isk) territory - but then it occurred to me that when we visited NYC there were armed police everywhere and it actually made me feel more secure. I look forward to seeing more. The Hotel looked very interesting.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oops Nicki! I had to reword that caption, because it wasn't the hotel, it was just near the hotel! Yeah, the guns everywhere...I dunno. For whatever reason I found it less jarring in Israel than in Guatemala. I wouldn't have thought about armed police being everywhere in NYC though! My sweet pea didn't say anything about that when she went!

Marlene said...

That's a fabulous collection of photos. I couldn't help but laugh when you said your son had already had his bar mitzvah...so....LOL!

The Ceol Mors said...

So glad the J man left the Holy Land with his digits intact. The photos are really great. The camera upgrade definitely is paying off!

Tracy said...

your photo's are breath taking. I have never really traveled, so am living through your photos.
My that does look close. LOL at your reasoning on why you weren't too worried lol.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Marlene! Yep, he's an adult now! He has to be taking care of me in these types of situations!

Cid - Yeah, I've been trying to make the most of it! Of course, it helps to go somewhere exciting! (Or have a baby - Kitty makes for some pretty great pictures!!!!)

Tracy - Thank you Tracy! But wait...did I say I wasn't worried?!?! :-) :-) :-)

Arizaphale said...

Stunning photos mate. So different from Europe. That last one; is it cactus? It is amazing.

Reds said...

Wow - feel like I am visiting with you! glad your son crossed the road without getting hurt! Can't wait to see more photos!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Arizaphale - Thank you! It's funny, but except for our plane connecting in Paris, I've never been to Europe. BUT during our connection I was amazed by how much the European plumbing/bathroom fixtures resembled the Israeli plumbing/bathroom fixtures. Yep, that's me - amazed by plumbing...

Thanks Reds!!!

SJ said...

I guess for someone with big feet like me Jerusalem is a place to be avoided. As a toe-ken appreciation appreciation I will not run randomly today.

Marlee said...

Oh wow beauuuutiful pictures! I love the second one down, of the wall mural thingy. So awesome!!

Yolanda said...

Amazing photos! I could almost hear/smell/ picture being there. Loved the mural!

Slyde said...

but you're home NOW, right? i thought you had said you got back a week or so ago...

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

SJ - I'm pretty sure that's what all the security is about: to make sure people with feet that are two big don't come into the city.

Thanks Marlee & Yolanda!

Slyde - Yes! We are already back! It's just that I took so many photos that in two weeks back, I've only gone through the first day of them!

cbeck said...

That shot of the railway station is awesome. Funny about the toes. Sidewalks were like that in some of the villages I was at in Guatemala. Never lost any toes, but did get a sore elbow once!

Lotus07 said...

Odd train station...I never thought of Jerusalem as having trains.....and they need a windmill there for.....?

Heidi said...

Ok, I'm so glad I blogged and you checked it out, because I would have missed this AMAZING post! Wow! Cannot believe these shots you got! Nice job. And seriously I will be following along now for sure! TFS.

Ricardo said...

You really could get your toes run over. Geez. Jerusalem looks like one interesting yet very crowded place.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Cbeck - I was in Guatemala for six weeks! But it was so long ago. I don't remember getting my toes run over though...

Bruce - I don't really know about the windmill. It's funny about the trains. I see trains every single day living in Houston, but I was thinking that in Israel, there's probably not that many places the freight needs to go.

Thanks Heidi!!!!

Ricardo - It was SO crowded because of Passover.

marcymorganphoto.com said...

Nice pictures! I especially like the blue hour shot of the cactus and triangle of a roof. Very nice! I love seeing these - keep them coming! : )

Janet said...

Fantastic pictures! Love the colors. I know what you mean about wanting to live everywhere you travel! Alas, I'm stuck here for the time being, so I greatly enjoyed traveling vicariously through your post. :)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Janet & Marcy!!!!!

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