Monday, November 15, 2010

Old Jaffa Alleyway

I took a much needed sanity break to recharge my creative spirit yesterday and headed back to Jaffa, camera in hand. Winter is still refusing to show it's face but the magic of Old Jaffa was well worth braving the 90+ degree weather we've been having. I even got the chance to hand out a bunch of business cards to some tourists while I was there. Click here to see the first in my latest Jaffa series, or click on the tab Jaffa to see images from various creative wanderings.

HaSimta Theater, Old Jaffa

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29 comments:

EG Wow said...

Lovely shot! It doesn't show at all how HOT is was. :)

chubskulit said...

Cute shot.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

90 degrees is way too hot for me. What a charming and quaint old street. Very inviting.

Leora said...

Oh, delightful! I can understand how it is so tempting to take the camera and go. Love all the details - and the sign and the lamps show "modern" among the ancient.

Gattina said...

It looks a bit like the little cobbled streets in Italy !

Daryl said...

This is so fabulous .. I feel all the ancient spirits

Gizelle said...

true, I can't feel the warm weather in this photo :) Love the framing!

Liz said...

Beautiful capture!

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reg said...

The counter diction here is wonderful, the old and the new combined

Ralph said...

The old world exists, with beautiful stone walkways, steps and buildings. The close quarters feel a few centuries old, and I can envision a throng of neighbors and retail in a wonderful, fun and lovely manner...

Luna Miranda said...

i love the stone walls and floor. and weathered walls give out a warm ambiance.

ilanadavita said...

What a beautiful photo. I also like the contrast between the old and the new.

maryt/theteach said...

Love the shot, Robin! It's refusing to be winter here too... 60-65 degrees. I know it's not 90 degrees but it's been beautifully sunny. Great for photographing. :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

What an amazing looking corner of your world. And you photographed it beautifully.

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Kate said...

I love the steps.

Marites said...

very nice shot, i like how it was framed. have a good week ahead!

kaye said...

love how the walkway seems to never end.

quilly said...

I love these stairs. Is there a reason they were constructed this way?

Your photoverse link doesn't work and I really wanted it to! It's okay though. I got there via your other link.

Robin said...

Yikes, thanks for the heads up Quilly! I've fixed this one and am checking the rest now.

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Yaelian said...

Jaffa is always magical!

shavuatov said...

What a beautiful shot! One day I *will* get to visit Israel....

Rachel

Auntie E said...

Oh I love the view. Now I am looking forward to going to Israel This spring.
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Dianne said...

I love the stone work!!

Genny said...

Robin,

Good for you for taking a break. :)

I love the photo and the way the steps lead your eye to the light under the archway... so beautiful and almost mysterious looking!

Lesa said...

Love it! Feel as if I could step right into the photo! Amazing compostition!

Lisa @ akawest said...

The steps are inviting, and the reported weather, even more so. It is in the 70s here during the day, and I so miss summer.

Sara said...

This is a gorgeous photo, Robin.

anymommy said...

Gorgeous and omigod, I can't imagine pushing a stroller through there.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo,Robin!