Saturday, July 23, 2011

Concocting a cure

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Who knew simple glass bowls could make such interesting shadows.
Good ones to share at Shadow Shot Sunday.
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It pays to enlarge this photo and read about how a prince in A Thousand and One Nights was miraculously cured by a concoction of ingredients bought in the spice-handlers market in old Jerusalem.
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This display is part of the Materia Medica exhibit in Shaare Zedek Hospital.
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Although I can't find proof, I imagine Spicehandler is an old Jewish name.
American Rabbi Ezra Spicehandler comes to mind.
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Till today the Arab souk of the Old City has big spice shops full of exotic and fragrant spices and incense.
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8 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful shadows, Dina, especially when the photo is enlarged. That market must be a great place to visit.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Jeanette said...

The bowls are casting double shadows, very nice.

Kay said...

Gosh! I've never heard a name like Spicehandler before.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shadows.

Regards!

VP said...

I love spices, at least photographically, and I am very interested in old medicine.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Isn't it exciting to find shadows where you never expected to see them?

I’M YOUR SHADOW

Hello, there, I’m your shadow,
I tag after you;
Whatever you are doing,
That is what I do.

If you should fling a football
Forty yards or more,
I’ll be right beside you,
Evening the score.

If you should flick a booger
From your stuffy nose,
I will surely do the same—
Watch how far it goes!

So, friend, be very careful
What you say and do—
Whatever you are doing,
I’ll do just as you!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow on Stone

JM said...

Very cool shot, Dina.

Twiggy said...

Nice photo!