Sunday, January 6, 2008
A trip to Yaffo never fails to produce some interesting images and today was no exception. This is the once famous Jerusalem Hotel in the American Colony, built by American Christians in the 1860s and later taken over by the German Templers. Temporary home to rich and famous visitors to the Holy Land before it fell into disuse, it is now undergoing restoration.
In the shuk ha-pishpishim (flea market) cars have been commandeered into display cases for old carpets.
Met H for a coffee and with his unerring eye, he caught this woman applying heavy make-up (for ages). We sat at a cafe that seems to be made out of corrugated iron in the part of the flea market where people simply lay out their wares on the ground.
A selection of ouds for sale.
An open air pool table in clear out area that will no doubt soon be built over.
Commercial towers on the seafront as seen from Eilat St on the way to Yaffo.
Not Mexico, but Rehov Eilat again.