Sunday, September 18, 2016

A view of Herodian!

If you look carefully at this picture, I have made it extra large,. . . you can see an interesting flat top mountain. This is the archaeological site of Herodian.  Now we know that it was the burial place of King Herod, and he built this mountain.  I was there a long time ago before they did the digging.  A had a friend who had a cousin who had the keys to the site and we went inside the tunnels underneath .  There we found some remains of the Bar Kochva revolt, no we didn't move anything, really.  And then we went up into the mountain, saw the wonderful rooms that Herod built.

Two years ago, there was an exhibit at the Israel Museum showing everything that my friend and I saw 20 years ago! I said to my family, yup, this is what it looks like, when they showed the videos of the place before the digging began.

So today, when I was dropping my son off at Yeshiva, I was driving along and this view popped up.  I dropped him off and then on the way back, I stopped the car and popped this picture.  I think that on a day right after it rains it might be clearer.  I'll try.

So, a nice way to start the day,
Rachael
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

2016 Clouds in the Valley - Jerusalem



I woke up to this beautiful site.  Underneath there is a highway.  We thought that the building of the highway would disrupt the  phenomenon, but as you can see, we can still enjoy beautiful views!

This was taken with my Samsung Note 2 and not edited in any way.

Rachael Alice Orbach