Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Here and there in the Holy Land

The letter for this ABC Wednesday group fun is H.

H is for hand.
The sound of one hand clapping.

Hands holding three pieces of a Canaanite's head. Humerus arm bone still in the ground.

Hands as a link of the generations.

H is also for hamburgers in the food court of Jerusalem's Central Bus Station.

Halva, the deliciously sweet confection made of ground sesame seeds, in Shuk Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.

Heavily-armed horse on duty in the Palm Sunday pilgrim procession from Mount of Olives to the Old City.

Hanging blogger, sloth-like, showing grandson how. In Australia.

Happy H Day to all!
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37 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great post. Wonderful pictures

ellen b said...

what a cool door knocker. Love all the hands. My parents like halva ...

Ivar Ivrig said...

In Norwegian "gods" means something like cargo :-)

Berthddu Suit said...

What a lovely introduction to your Home!

Granny Smith said...

A wonderful collection of "H"s. I especially like that first hand on the door. Hands are a wonderful thought for this post. And my mouth is watering for halva.

Howdy Do said...

Interesting post. I enjoyed looking at the photos. I liked the horse picture a lot.

I only have one "H" for my post today. I hope you like it. I put it on Canon Pixels

Eki Akhwan said...

I like that unique "knock-knock" (?) ;) on that door; and the sesame confection must be a delicacy - I'd love to try that.

This this set of photos are very telling about ordinary, day to day life, Dina. I like them.

Suzanne said...

Thanks for these HOT photos in and around J'lem. I can picture them all!!!

Sara said...

All of these photos are stories in themselves. That door knocker is beautiful.

It is funny to see MacDonald's spelled out in Hebrew...

I had forgotten about halva...yummy!

Your sloth imitation is quite good. Did your grandson try it next?

Webradio said...

Hello !

Elles sont belles ces mains...

Reader Wil said...

Great series as always and the last one is especially great! Was that you hanging on the tree branch? If so you are much better at gymnastics than I.

leslie said...

Hi Dina! I love all your photos! And you hanging from the tree! What fun you must have had! :D Have a heavenly week.

photowannabe said...

I love that first picture of one hand clapping door knocker. The entire series of H pictures is so interesting...especially the 3 pieces of the caananite head.

Deslilas said...

beautiful door hammer too !

Bear Naked said...

Wonderful photos.
I love the hand on the door, great shot.

Bear((( )))

Petrea said...

Happy to see your H pHotos! tHank you!

ilanadavita said...

Nice series.

Ann said...

The first and last photos are just wonderful.

Sara N said...

I liked that door knocker.
some people do not have this H hand,some people have and do not use it in a right way...that's a story about hands
My food blog is updated Dina,

http://iraniankitchen.blogspot.com/

Dina said...

Thanks for your thoughts and reactions, dear readers new and old.

If I remember correctly, that door clapper was on the door of a church annex in the Muristan in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Petrea, your Zen Monday inspired me to publish the door knocker. It made me think of the Zen koan about the sound of one hand clapping.

Ivar, now I understand! Thanks.

Howdy do, Abraham. Glad you like the horse. Some people are not happy when they see the mounted police on the street.

Eki and all, wish I could send you some halva. Eki, yes, as I learn from your blog, the ordinary street scenes often teach the most about a place.

Ahalan ya Suzanne. I know you CAN picture them all!

Sara, yes, funny to me too to see MacDonald's in Hebrew. To make it look similar, they even put in an apostrophe ' which does not exist in Hebrew grammar! And Your food blog is off to a delicious start!

Wil and all who asked about this slothful blogger--yes, it was me; and no, Dean did not try it (then). I think he was too much in shock from seeing Grandma hanging upsidedown from a limb. :)

kouji said...

sound of one hand clapping indeed. :D

Neva said...

I love all your H's.....you must have a very interesting job...love the humerus bone still in the ground!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I enjoyed seeing all your hands. A well thought out post.

Shimmy Mom said...

Great H post. So creative and I love the pics.
*hugs*

the donG said...

i really like that door knocker. quite unique.

Livio said...

Hello,
Hi Dina
Have a nice day.

CrazyCath said...

Love the hand door knocker. Great post. Plenty to choose from. I like your last picture too - very playful.

Rambling Woods said...

You always have a wonderful selection for ABC Wed..You did it again Dina..

JC said...

Love your H day. Especially the last one. LOL

Gemma said...

Yes I hear the sound of one hand clapping.

Louise said...

I always love your "letter" posts. You find so many different, creative ways to show off the letter. My favorites today are the first and last.

AppleDebbie said...

Dina... these are all great pictures but the one of you hanging upside down in a tree? Priceless!

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MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

dina, i was most intrigued with the mcdonalds photo - are mcdonalds burgers in Israel made differently according to jewish food practices?? (this question does point the finger slightly at my ignorance...)

Louis la Vache said...

Fabulous "H" series, Dina.

Stop by and collect your award.... ;-)

Reader Wil said...

Congratulations Dina with the award Louis gave you! I wanted to give you the award, but remembered that in May or in April, I already sent you another one, so I was sure somebody else would nominate you! You deserve it!

Kay said...

Terrific H photos, Dina!

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved the hanging grandchild in the tree! LOL! sorry I am so late...one of those weeks.

Thanks so much.