Thursday, March 3, 2011

Israel 2011

Ein Ovdat
Hiking in the canyon

Our soldier, Amir, and his gun from the War of Independence
Ben Gurion's grave overlooking the desert
Ben Gurion's dream was that the desert would one day be green

A yael (Ibex) wandering in the desert
I love this picture of the chaperones looking like unicorns
We only used our headlights when we walked through the caves

Camel riding in a sand storm was hilarious
Lots of camel toe wherever we looked
Climbing the Roman path up Masada

Floating in The Dead Sea
The devastation in Carmel

Archeological dig findings

More caves
The southern wall at the Kotel in Jerusalem

Hezekiah's water tunnels
In front of the menorah 
Amir loading the bus
In certain parts of Israel this pose meant that we became engaged
Independence Hall
The room where Israel declared Independence

The colors in the market were spectacular
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The Western Wall or Kotel 
Amir just being Amir
The tunnels below the Kotel 

Notes in the wall 

Montifiore's windmill

Greatest. Trip. Ever.

(all pictures courtesy of Eden Polansky Flomen)


Kate said...

Fantastic! Will spend more time tomorrow. What kind of camera?

I've just added Israel to my bucket list.

GoldenGirl11 said...

My friend and I were the trip techies. I gave up the still camera for the video camera. She took all of the pictures. I can't take credit. It was tough but we are making a movie and we needed both parts. The camera is a rebel. Worth the investment.

Zehavit said...

Awesome pictures and captions. Looks like it was a great trip. Would love to see the movie one day.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Zehavit, the movie will be done by the end of march and I'll get you a copy. What a trip. Shimshon was incredible and the kids blew me away. I swear if they could get wifi in the Negev I'd move there!

bea.habs/fan said...

gorgeous pictures which brought back memories.
missed the last 4 games of round 2 last year for a similar trip (our soldier was also very soldiery - and gorgeous)

GoldenGirl11 said...

Amir was amazing. It was fun having such a hot body guard.

soperman said...

The pictures look great but how do we know that you are not still in Montreal using your considerable photoshop skills? I suppose the lack of habs logos is evidence enough for me.

Seriously, great pictures. (yes, I read that your friend took them.)

GoldenGirl11 said...

Angrily is possible but I have the scars from crawling through caves to prove I was there.

My friend and I were referred to as "paparazzi" and hopefully I'll be able to post a link to the movie once it's done. If not maybe I'll just post the out takes which had the adults on the trip laughing 20 hours a day.

GoldenGirl11 said...

*anything* is possible. Stupid autotype.

UK3X said...

Fantastic shots GG - I know they are not yours exactly but you posted them which is close enough for me. Must have been an awesome trip!

GoldenGirl11 said...

Thanks. They aren't my shots but I taught my partner, grasshopper, everything she knows.... Ok I showed her how to use her camera.

Team effort. Hopefully the movie will be postable.

iRiRi said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful! And Israel doesn't look too bad either.

Seriously though, looks like it was an amazing trip! Love the colors!

GoldenGirl11 said...

You have no idea. Amir's eyes were the color of.... oh you meant the country!! Ya that too.

What a trip.