Sunday, 8 September 2013

A trip to the Holy Land

While out drinking with a good friend of mine, who was living in Israel at the time, we planned a great road trip going from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and then camping in the desert around Mitzpe Ramon.

Tel Aviv was great, nice and relaxing for a day or so at the beach. On the way over to Jerusalem my friend took me to a place famous for its humous. Jerusalem was an entirely different experience to Tel Aviv with the busy old town, fought over for millennia, split into 4 quarters allowing different religions to live side by side.

The night out camping in Mitzpe Ramon gave us a chance to sit around the fire and reflect on our trip, while trying to photograph the stars!

The roof of the church of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem.

Night time in the Negev desert in Southern Israel

Sunrise over our campsite in the Negev desert with the backdrop of the Ramon crater

On my return journey through Jerusalem I discovered a hotel with a church spire with a viewing point -
giving wonderful views across the roof tops of the old town of Jerusalem.

The Dome of the Rock

Wall art in the Old Jaffa area of Tel Aviv

The last rays of sun over Tel Aviv

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