Jericho’s hidden gem.

I found out last night that at a ceremony held at Hesham’s Palace, the Ministry of Tourism unveiled the floor mosaic of the great bath in the palace. This is the biggest intact piece of mosaic in the world (827 square meters)! Hopefully, through a huge donation from the Japan government, the big bath will be roofed and then special walkways would be arranged so people can see this masterpiece when they visit the historical site. The unveiling is to celebrate the commencement of this new project. The mosaic contains 38 panels and 21 warm colors. These are a few photos to give you a glimpse of this marvelous piece of our history, art, and culture.

Spring smell in the air…

A couple of weeks ago, and after a few days of rain, I was driving back home from my MBA class and I really didn’t feel like being inside. The weather was not too cold and it was mostly clear, only a few drops of rain every now and then. I stopped by home to pickup my camera and drove downhill towards Ein Qiniya, a village close to where I live in Ramallah.

Most of the early blossom that came out too early this year had withered due to the weird changes in the climate. We went from a snow storm to nice spring like weather and back to winter weather and heavy rain storms. Anyhow, walking around snapping some pictures here and there of trees, rocks, and flowers just made my day. I was so glad to have this hour to relax and get some fresh air.

Enjoy the pictures and give me your feedback!

— Jack Rabah

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A heavenly pallette …

The sunset from my town Ramallah, Palestine. No matter how many times you take sunset photos, even from the same spot, they are never the same.. just truly amazing!

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

Ramallah Sunset

— Jack Rabah

Almond blossoms in the rain …

This year almond blossoms come with the rain. Usually the weather starts to get better around this time, but it seems Winter still has some more to give … let the rain fall …

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

Almond blossom in rain

— Jack Rabah