Photos from Israel & Jordan

 


This shot, for some reason, strikes me as the perfect metaphor for the spirit of modern Israel.

 

 

 


Empty restaurant in Old Yaffa

 

 

 


Floating egg-tree sculpture in Old Yaffa

 

 

 


Not from Burning Man, but the desert nearby Masada

 

 

 


A common sight around the deserts... Res Ipsa Loquitur.

 

 

 


Why do people do this? I think it's a human universal, but I don't understand it.

 

 

 


The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, as the Muslims would probably like you to think of it

 

 

 


A better representation of what the Dome of the Rock felt like

 

 

 


Greek Orthodox (?) priest by the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the friendliest place in the Old City
(you don't have to go through a metal detector & have your bags searched before entering)

 

 

 


Sittin' on the dock of the bay (well, the church, whatever...)

 

 

 


Tel Aviv beach at sunset

 

 

 


Me in the Dead Sea--look Ma, no flotation device!

 

 

 


Offering in a turret room of the Citadel of David, Jerusalem

 

 

 


Doorway of an art shop in Old Jaffa

 

 

 


Arches from the ruins of an ancient Nabotean town of Avdat

 

 

 


Edge of a cliff in Mitzpe Ramon; the little colored speck s in the cave are two people.

 

 

 


Petra, in Jordan. This shot fails to capture one of the most striking views of Petra, but it's closer than any others...

 

 

 


Ditto above, for the Petra Treasury. Slight cheat: deleted dorky tourist in the corner via Photoshop.

 

 

 


The guard inside one of the ancient Roman temples of Petra--finally, a shot that came out!

 

 

 


And lastly, a character shot from Petra