On Friday, I missed the Jerusalem Marathon – on of my favorite days of the year – because I was travelling in the north of Israel. Now I’m back and happy to share with you the glory of spring in the north.
One hill, many blooms
Atlit Detention Camp, carving in one of the huts – When Jews were trying to enter Israel illegally before Israel was a state, the British arrested them and put them in a detention camp just south of Haifa. Even though it was a camp, which had scary connotations for many, the people were just so happy to finally be out of Europe and in Israel. I have to say, my aliyah was a lot easier.
Haifa from my hotel
Bet She’arim – details from sarcophagi dating from the first to the fourth century CE. The fourth picture is a detail of the evidence of how they must have shaped the burial caves.
And everywhere you look, flowers!
Baha’i Gardens, Haifa – springtime with the Baha’is in the upper garden (accessible only with a guide!) From the top to the middle where the shrine is, it’s about 700 steps.