We’re in the second week of the national lockdown. I hope you and your loved ones are ok.
Blog posts are getting harder and harder to write as there is no new material to share but it doesn’t mean we can’t look back on our previous work and see, maybe there’s something we missed, a hidden gem of an image or simply the photos that were left in a hard drive and never saw the light of day.
In this post are the images that I shared last year on Instagram (when on my Blogging hiatus) and I think they deserve a blog post, something permanent.
Last summer, August 2019, I went to visit my family in Israel. Something I wish I could turn into a habit and do more often although I have my obvious concerns about this year’s summer…
I visited the country for one week. As per usual, I stayed with my brother in the Sothern city of Ashdod. We had a lot of catching up to do. I also saw my dad, who came over from the nearby town where he lives. It was great to see them all, have a meal together, talk about where we are in our lives and recognize once again how quickly time flies.
I made some photos in Ashdod, like I usually do when I’m there but my mission that time was definitely to go to Jerusalem. It has been a while since I’ve been there and I always loved to visit. It remains fascinating not only to the millions of tourists that come here yearly but also to Israelis. It’s different from any other place in Israel. Even though this country is tiny, it’s amazing to see how after traveling just over an hour by bus can put you in a different atmosphere. I went straight to the Old City which captures the magic of Jerusalem. Walking through the little streets, hiding from the summer heat, playing with the light and shadows.
Here are some photos from Jerusalem 2019
Also, if you’re interested in seeing more from this city, look no further than Israeli based fellow photographer Victor Bezrukov.
Thank you for visiting and stay safe.