Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A bevy of Bs

Bagels in the Holy City.
Bright balconies of an old guesthouse in Tiberias.

Basalt church and basalt rocks on the seashore of the receding Sea of Galilee.

Blogger behind bars? Bwahaha, no, it is just the cloister of the . . .

Benedictine Monastery in Tabgha.

Balancing bear in the Biblical Zoo, Jerusalem.

Boy (my beloved) on a burnished bear at the Biblical Zoo.

Braille. Click to make this bigger and see that the third sign in this forest picnic place is in braille!

Bucks, aka billy goats, at a goat cheese dairy farm in the Jerusalem Hills.

Big bales (in Hebrew balot) are the way to transport material in construction and archaeology.

Just-baked bread for the HaMotsi bread blessing on our Jewish Shabbat evening.

And for the Christians, the Blessed Sacrament for the Feast of the Multiplication of Fishes and Loaves. On the ancient mosaic floor of the church at Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee.

To see what other bloggers are offering up for the letter B this ABC Wednesday please visit http://wednesdayabc.blogspot.com/ or http://mrsnesbittsplace.blogspot.com/.


Leora said...

Fun! At first, I thought you were going to do a post on bagels. I have a bagel post I have been planning (in my head) for a while.

Your Shabbat bread looks scrumptious and your table looks beautiful.

Dina said...

Leora, I'd have no idea how to do a whole post on bagels. Anxious to see yours. Thanks for the compliment, but I was just an "invitee" to the Shabbat table of my neighbor friends in the woods.

kjpweb said...

Woah! Whole lot of a "B" presentation! "Holy Bagels", huh?
Very diverse show you did put on. And a good one at that!
Cheers, Klaus

Kim said...

I really enjoyed seeing all of your B photos. I don't think I have ever seen pictures of Jerusalem before, yours really showed it in a different light. Thanks for sharing.

CaBaCuRl said...

There are so many Bs around us! MMMmm, I'll have some of those bagels!

Rambling Woods said...

You win for the B's Dina!!! You know my husband says there are no good bagels outside of NY...Must be the water..

Kay said...

Lots of fun shots, Dina! By the way, I talked to my mom and she said you got it all absolutely right about the bonsho.

magiceye said...

wonderful B series!

the donG said...

i like the shot of your beloved. he looks so happy.

USelaine said...

Beautiful, all of them! I love your portrait in the cloister window, I want to stay at that guest house, I want to eat the bread and eggs and wine, I want to see the seaside, I want to touch the mosaic floor. So much wanting, so many miles. Thanks for the trip.

Dina said...

Thanks everyone! Gee, everybody is keen on bagels.
Elaine and everyone--How I wish you could all visit in person! We could have a great time together.

Kay, thanks for checking with your mom about the bell.

Bear Naked said...

Your photos are wonderful.
Many many b's.

Bear((( )))

Dina said...

Bear--this is your Big day. Lots of bears and Bs. Love your catalog of Not-Bs that your blog and you are not. So original.

Kris said...

Is each bagel personally blessed to earn the moniker “Holy Bagel”?


your abc posts are always informative and interesting, and that bread looks delicious!

RuneE said...

Lots of good (and some tasty) Bs here. A photographer must enjoy those surroundings

Gemma said...

Great to see things in your corner of the world.Nice photos.

Sherry Stewart said...

Heart warming Dina, the loaves and fishes..the whole world knows of this miracle.

To see it here, in the land of it's origin is remarkable, and heart warming.
Holy Bagels, are they as good as a New York bagel is? If so, certainly they are holy!

Denise said...

Great set of photos which really make me feel like I am there, walking in the hot sunny streets.

babooshka said...

So much info to take in! I discovered Bagels a few years ago absolutely
wonderful. I'm sure the ones we get aren't apthc on agenuine NY one though.

Shimmy Mom said...

Great B's. I had forgotten in was ABC Wednesday. I'd better go find my B picture. I really like the balancing bear. The little one just radiates joy and excitement.

Shimmy Mom

Texas Travelers said...

That's a beautiful bevy of B's with great photos and captions.

Come visit our Butterflies, Click here.
Troy and Martha

Larry D said...

Wow! What a collection of B's. Great post.

Texas Travelers said...

In reply to your comment:
Yes, the Creator made some beautiful butterflies, and my job is to enjoy them and photograph them all.

Troy and Martha

ichandrae said...

Thankyou for this beautiful blessing from the sea of Galilee. Thankyou for sharing this spiritual wealth of Jerusalem.

I can be eclectic in my religious practices & sometimes I celebrate the jewish sabbath by lighting a candle on Saturday & thinking of all the things that I have to be thankful for. It is a beautiful meditation.
Have a wonderful day filled with love and light.
(see you on my next blogging run)

Müge said...

Hello Dina,

Thank you very much for your kind messages on my blog! I'm fine fortunately!

What a beautiful and interesting "B" set you showed us for this Wednesday! Very well done!

Best regards from Istanbul!


Tipper said...

All amazingly beautiful photos!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

You have a lot of pictures in this post. All wonderful, but I think the story about free book to pick is the most wonderful thing, Dina.

Petrea said...

Oh, fantastic, fan--I should say beautiful! The bread makes me hungry. The ancient mosaic floor is one of those things I think would make me weep to see in person.

JC said...

I have pictures of these floors. YEA! I love your shots of the bread and fish. To cool!!

Your Shabbat table is lovely.

I love your B pics. Holy Bagels, I laughed out loud.

I love the crane shots. We were told by our guide that the national bird is the construction crane. I know better because I saw the national bird on one of your posts.

Louise said...

You always amaze me with how many things you find with one letter. Really nice series.

Sara said...

How did I miss this last week? You've given us a wonderful assortment of "B's" and I really enjoyed looking through all of them. Thank you.