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Forum: Photos 06-18-2021, 05:22 AM
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Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To mcmtanyel: Road to the desert

To answer your question, this is not the road to Ein-GFedi and the Dead-Sea, Murat.
This road is not a main route, its a rural narrow road within Palestinian territory .
You could se the #1 route...
Forum: General 06-17-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation Retirement

good to hear from you, Philippe, and must say that you always be abale to find attraction in the surrounding of your second home out in the country.
Wish to see you taking and posing pictures.
Au...
Forum: Photos 06-15-2021, 08:35 AM
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Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To mkamionka: About the place

Hello Mariusz,
This religious location was opened after renovations in 2011, while the removal of the mines fields around continued untill 2019 - now it is fair to say that the place is safe (the...
Forum: Photos 06-04-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 26
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation Found in the web

Relics

The relics of St. Sabbas in the Catholicon (main church) of Mar Saba monastery, West Bank.
Sabbas's relics were taken by Crusaders in the 12th century as a result of the War of Saint Sabas...
Forum: Photos 06-04-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 26
Posted By ikeharel
Thumbs up To Royaldevon: The sacred relics

Hi Beverley,
On each monastery, where you see a dome or several domes there are sacred relics burried under. We were told by the guide.
A quote from the note:
The Mar-Saba monastery was founded...
Forum: Photos 06-02-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To PaulVDV: Monastery visits

Hello Paul,
Some monasteries do not allow visitors, Mar-Saba is the most stringent, not allow women at all, and men can visit only on Wednsdays.
The Deir-Hajla monastery for example, enable us to...
Forum: Photos 06-01-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Posted By ikeharel
Thumbs up To macjake: The ladder

The ladder is on the lower part of the WS picture, Craig.
Thanks for a rewarding critique.
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-31-2021, 04:50 PM
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Views: 20
Posted By ikeharel
Red face To Royaldevon: About the horse

It was a young female horse, my guess she was not well tamed, Beverley.
Shy, maybe.
Thanks,
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-30-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 17
Posted By ikeharel
Thumbs up To Royaldevon: About the composition

First, Beverley, many thanks for your critique about this picture.
It took me a split second when first passed this spot, that it was a perfect location to align the different monument side by side...
Forum: Photos 05-28-2021, 04:03 PM
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Views: 17
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To Royaldevon: Mines % construction

Hi Beverley,
The mine field warning sign is a precaution to the possible remnants of ancient mines from the time before the Isrtaeli-Jordanian peace treaty in 10/1994.
The border so far is calm.
I...
Forum: Photos 05-28-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To emka: The baptise site

Apparently you did not see the picture posted from the baptise site of Quasr-al-Yahud, already on my gallery, Malgo.
Never mind, you will get another chance to see the place.
Regards,
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-28-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 32
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To mkamionka: About the mines field

The mines field is on the border in the Israeli side of the Jordan river, Mariusz. The pilgrim inn is across the border on the Jordanean side.
Since the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan back...
Forum: Photos 05-21-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 19
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To mkamionka: coordinates

The depicted coordinates are from the spot I was standing, mariusz.
Good afternoon,
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-21-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To ChrisJ: Location

Hello Chris,
If you look at the map attached to this picture, you will see it is in the middle of the Judean desert area, not within a town premises.
thanks for stopping by.
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-17-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 25
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To mkamionka: About the area

Would not stay in this region at sunset or sunrias, Mariusz.
It is within the Palestinian "B" territory, surrounded by remote villages and a dangerous roads.
A "B" territor means, self Plasetinian...
Forum: Photos 05-16-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 23
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To PaulVDV: Jericho

You are right on, Jericho is an islamic town.
These monasteries are east of the town several KM by distance - but a whole different place, it goe's back in times when islam did not exist yet....
Forum: Photos 05-14-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 22
Posted By ikeharel
Thumbs up To holmertz: Cell phone photos

Hi Gert,
The person is a monk resides in the monastery.

The reason I took all these pictures by my cell-phone was because a 70-200 lense would not enable a picture on such a small premises,...
Forum: Photos 05-11-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 17
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To mcmtanyel: About the Creater

Read the note, Murat, the answer is there: Volacanic activity.
Thanks,
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-10-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 32
Posted By ikeharel
Thumbs up Hollin Hall

Hi Beverley,
On the map, Hollin Hall appers on Lanehouse, same as my first thoughts.
from your photos i think I recognize your village on pictures.
What can I say, a problem I have with my...
Forum: Photos 05-06-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 20
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To jhm: WS from today

Take a good look at the WS posted about the aqueduct, John, will explain in my next post. Thanks.
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-06-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To lousat: WS from today

Buona sera Luciano,
Take a good look at the WS posted about the aqueduct, will explain in my next post. Thanks.
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-06-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 20
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To holmertz: WS from today

Take a good look at the WS posted about the aqueduct, will explain in my next post. Thanks, Gert.
Ike
Forum: Photos 05-02-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 24
Posted By ikeharel
Exclamation To Royaldevon: The border

If you look carefully, Beverley, there are two lines of border-fences a "clean" trail between,. This is where a border patrol carry its mission to keep the lines un-penetrated from the Gaza town....
Forum: Photos 04-30-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By ikeharel
Thumbs up corrected note

Hi Beverley,
Thanks for your concern, but must say that this "holiday's" religious revelry was a case of something about to happened.
1911 saw a similar event with casualties, and in recent years...
Forum: Photos 04-30-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By ikeharel
Thumbs up To Royaldevon: The Israel disaster

Hi Beverley,
Thanks for your concern, but must say that this "holiday's" religious revelry was a case of something about to happened.
1911 saw a similar event with casualties, and in recent years...
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