Monday, June 21, 2010

Photos From 2010 Trip to Israel

Here are few of the photos from our oldest daughter Sarah's two-week trip to Israel. Click on the photo to enlarge.

The ruins of Masada. It gets as hot as 125 degrees F there.
The Wailing Wall.
The Dome of the Rock. Only Muslims are allowed inside.
A suspicious looking cafe in Bethlehem.
This is a gate at Tel Dan that Abraham probably walked through.

The entrance to Armageddon or Tel Megiddo, a city mentioned in the Bible.

This is the room where they grew the pillars at the Roman city of Caesarea Philippi. Just kidding. It's really the ruins of a bath house. These pillars held up a floor and warm air would circulate between the pillars to keep the water heated.

The theater at Caesarea Philippi. The city was destroyed in an earthquake almost 2000 years ago. Only 25 percent of it has been excavated so far. They're saving the remaining 75 percent for future archaeologists with better techniques and technology.

Winnie The Pooh's tree at Tel Dan!
Beautiful flower in Israel.
Market Street in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Via Dolorosa. Notice the bread at the KFC stand.
Garden of Gethsemane.
You can see here the Jewish custom of leaving a stone at grave sites and memorials. This is a memorial at Yad Vashem, Israel's largest Holocaust museum.

Remains of an ancient swimming pool at Caesarea Maritima.
Speaks for itself.
Sitting at the Seat of Judgement at the city gates at Tel Dan.

Caesarea Philippi.

View of the Mediterranean Sea from Sarah's hotel room in Netanya.
Ruins of a Crusader Fortress at Caesarea Maritima.
Sarah at Masada.

So sorry I have been out of pocket as of late, but I have been very busy these past few weeks going through my mother-in-law's things since she has passed away. I am hoping to get back into a routine real soon and get back to working on my projects in The Artistic Mother's Art Group. Thank you for your patience.

I have found some vintage treasures amongst her belongings. If you are interested in taking a look, you may head over to my sewing blog, Sewing With Trudy.


  1. We went to Israel about 10 years ago and were fascinated. We had private guides who were extremely knowledgeable and so we felt like we were taking a course on Israel, history, wars, culture, and geography. I was very struck by how each culture builds its monuments and religious sites right on top of the conquered culture's most important places. The Dome of the Rock is a good example. They did let us into the Mosque when we visited, by the way. I was also very amazed by the Roman ruins and wanted to learn more. It's great Sarah had the opportunity to travel there at a young age. love, Beth

  2. Oh, these pictures are wonderful!!! You must be so proud! And the Stars and Bucks had me rolling - I've got mine right next to me . . . The year I spent away as an exchange student in college was one of my best life experiences - so glad that you support your beautiful daughter doing and seeing everything she can in life. She will always thank you for that. Happy Monday, Kristin xo

  3. thanks for posting Sarah's photos. glad she is safe home too.

  4. Thanks for posting these. I hope Sarah had a good time, but know she will always remember this trip.

  5. Beautiful pictures. What an awesome trip! My brother and sister-in-law went on a trip to Israel this spring.

  6. Great photos...I did not know it got so hot there. And the water so blue. I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures. Thanks Trudy.

  7. Thank you, to you and your daughter, for sharing this experience with us. Those are some great pictures!

    And Trudy, as you've told so many of us, take your time, the group will be here waiting when you are ready. No rush, you just take care of yourself and your family.

    With love, Esther

  8. oh how fantastic...in my teen days i wanted to become an archeologist....what a fun adventure...xxx

  9. Fabulous pictures! Please tell your daughter she takes great photographs... And please take care of yourself while you're attending to the sad task of going through your mother-in-law's things...

  10. Wow---These are stunning! Oh thank you for sharing these with us Trudy! I can't wait to show Tim. He's always wanted to go to Israel.

    I'm so happy for Sara that she got to go there! I agree..she's a great photographer!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  11. great photos thanks for sharing

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