Sunday, September 21, 2008

Arabic numbers

It should be 1923, the year this building was built.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


What happened here? I don't know.
The nights are getting colder. Autumn is approaching very fast.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On the washline

The uniforms of the soldier son and the towel with the symbol of Betar Yerushalayim, the local soccer club.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Near the old railway station.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The house of the dead bridegroom

In 1882, two rich Arab catholic families arranged a mariage between their children. The parents built a two-stories house for the new couple. But a duy before the wedding, the bridegroom fell sick and died. Teh parents decided to have the wedding nevertheless and conducted the ceremony with the dead bridegroom and his bride, sitting side by side. After the weding they took the bridegroom to the cemetary and buried him. The house was abandonned till the Turkish authorities in the 1890s decided to transform it to a hospital, and added a new wing and a wall. With the British Mandate the house became the location of the regional health office.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Saydoff courtyard - or what is left of it

and before, with roofs and businesses