Monday, July 5, 2010

Flags over the houses in Wadi Ara

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We took the bus from Jerusalem up north to Tiberias recently.

These pictures I took from the bus show the long stretches of Arab villages (and one city, Umm al-Fahm) that line both sides of Wadi Ara.

Also known in Hebrew as Nahal Iron, the area is inside the Green Line (the 1949 armistice lines).

Lots of tall mosque minarets.

The houses look big because often several generations of the family will live in one house.

But what I really wanted to show you is that these days many houses are flying the flag of their favorite World Cup team.
Enlarge the photo above and the one below, and see what country's flag you can find.

Yep, Italy seems the most popular!
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Sharing the soccer fever for That's My World Tuesday.
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14 comments:

VioletSky said...

That is interesting - we only have the flags hanging in windows or draping balconies. Or flying from cars.

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the place. Essence is captured beautifully.

Lara Neusiedler said...

thanks for showing us your part of the world! it's fascinating!

lynda Howells said...

love these images and it is very interesting to read and see other countriesx thanks for sharingxlynda

Lesley said...

Nice views from your bus window.

Pietro said...

That's so nice. As VioletSky says, here in Piedmont we also have flags only on the windows and balconies.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

so lovely!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Interesting to fly the flags for soccer! Interesting that people would own them in the first place!

JM said...

Now that's a tall minaret compared to the mosque size in the top shot!

VP said...

Italy is out for good, I'm rooting for Netherlands or Germany.
The Dutch never won and deserve at least a Cup, but the Germans are so good!

noel said...

aloha,

i love seeing your scenic shots of the area, thanks for sharing.

my tuesday is a hike on my sari sari blog

Glennis said...

These people must love the football game. Well observed from the bus window. Thanks for taking us on a bus trip with you.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Soccer fever spans the globe!

Regina said...

I watch but no favorite so far.
Great captures here.