Walking the streets of the old city of Jerusalem is an amazing experience; mixing heritage, history, religion, culture, occupation, and business in one big salad bowl. Everyone should try it at least once in their lifetime!
Here are a few photos I shot a couple of years ago in the Holy city:
I had heard for years about the Birzeit Heritage Week festival, but didn’t get a real introduction to it until last year. Most interesting for me was the opening ceremony with the Palestinian wedding celebration. Every year, a couple who are planning to get married, or who just got married, celebrate their wedding with a traditional celebration in the streets of the old city of Birzeit.
I’m looking forward to another season of Birzeit Heritage Week in a couple of months. I will be there with my camera and kids. Hope to see you there!
I mentioned in my last blog how crazy last week was at work, but didn’t elaborate much on what kept me up so many nights. I work with an advertising and public relations agency called Al Nasher. Besides my core tasks as business development director, I enjoy planning and leading big projects to completion. Last week’s project was the exhibition design and implementation for Welfare Association‘s 30th Anniversary (#welfare30).
We had only 20 hours to install all the displays about Welfare’s 30 years of history, publications, success stories, films, photos, and an elaborate Palestinian spring area for visitors coming back to Palestine for the first time in so many years. After the celebration ended and everyone went home, we were back on site uninstalling everything and shipping parts of the displays to another location for a fund raising dinner taking place the next day. When we say to our clients that Al Nasher is a “We can do it!” team, we are not lying. I think I will stop my marketing pitch now, I just can’t help it 🙂
Here are some photos of the work we designed and installed for the event:
Finally, and after two crazy weeks at work, I have time to go spend the weekend in Jericho and take a few shots here and there.
This time we had relatives visiting so we went and rode the Jericho cable cars up to Qruntol Mountain (Mount of Temptation) were Jesus Christ was tempted by the devil. It was too late to visit the Monastery as they don’t allow visitors except at set hours. But the sunset view was amazing from there and the kids enjoyed the ride.
«Oὕτως ἀταλαίπωρος τοῖς πολλοῖς ἡ ζήτησις τῆς ἀληθείας, καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ἑτοῖμα μᾶλλον τρέπονται.» «Così poco faticosa è per i più la ricerca della verità, e a tal punto i più si volgono di preferenza verso ciò che è più a portata di mano». (Tucidide, Storie, I 20, 3)