Bikira

Bikira - a western lowland gorilla
Bikira is an 18 year old female western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) from the Prague Zoo. It is easy to tell Bikira apart from the others in her group – her lips, which in gorillas are usually black, are gently streaked with pink.

Kaveret

Kaveret, known outside of Israel as Poogy, was a cult Israeli rock band in the 1970s, whose influence on the Israeli culture is probably comparable to the influence of the Beatles on the British society.

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo (People's Square) in Rome, Italy as seen from the Pincio.

Prague Castle and Charles Bridge

Prague Castle and Charles Bridge at night
Pražský hrad (Prague Castle) and Karlův most (Charles Bridge) at night.

Swans in Prague

Swans in Prague
Czech swans are very Bohemian - no permanent residence, no material wealth, no strict moral values...

Fiumicino

A view of the Tyrrhenian Sea from a fishing warf in the town of Fiumicino, Italy, about 5 min drive from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.

Farewell, Faro

Faro, warming up on a stove
Our friend, Faro, has passed away.

Brush of Light

A brush of light of Jerusalem
Last week, after I dropped the kids at their school in Jerusalem, I decided to stop at Mount Scopus on the way to work, in my never-ending quest for interesting lighting and dramatic skies.

Stone Curlews

A couple of Stone Curlews
About a year ago, when I came to work after the Passover vacation, I noticed a couple of Stone Curlews (a.k.a. Dikkops or Thick-knees, Burhinus oedicnemus, Авдотка, כרוון מצוי) in the middle of Actelis parking lot. I had my camera with me, so I took a few pictures. Strangely the birds were reluctant to leave the parking lot, running away from me, but not flying.

Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra

Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra, Portugal
Castelo dos Mouros (The Castle of the Moors) is a medieval castle in the municipality of Sintra, Portugal. The castle was constructed during the period of Arab occupation of the Iberian peninsula (8-9 century) and taken by Christian forces during the 2nd Crusade (12th century).

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