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Mediterranean Sundance

"Mediterranean Sundance" is an jazz/flamenco fusion guitar piece written by Al Di Meola in 1977.

Shfela

Shfelat Yehuda, route 35, 4km off Beit Guvrin
The Shfela (השפלה), also known as Shfelat Yehuda (Judean foothills), is an area in central Israel stretching over 10–15 km between the Judean Mountains in the east and the coastal plain in the west.

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.

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.

Cat Kung Fu

Faro deals a killing blow to Dexter
Faro, the Sphynx on the right, is a master of Baritsu, which he often practices with his pillow friend and brother in arms, Dexter.

Steppe Buzzard

Steppe Buzzard
A portrait of a Steppe Buzzard, from a birdwatching trip around Eilat mountains I took in Apr 2009 with my son.

Basking in the sun

Hippodrome of Caesaria, Israel
This one is from June 2010, taken at the hippodrome of Caesaria, Israel. The 2000 years old hippodrome was built by Herod for the Roman chariot races.

Leo, the dog who came home

Leo, the dog who came home
The JSPCA shelter was flooded during a downpour two weeks ago and the dogs from the flooded yards had to be evacuated. Many good people came and took home the dogs for the week that the shelter was uninhabitable.

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