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Mystic Morning iPhone 4S Hod Hasharon, Israel Thursday, June 11th, 2015.

The Center Holds
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The Center Holds iPhone 6S Israel Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

Water Tank with a Fan
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Vertical
Yes
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Water Tank with a Fan iPhone 6S Kiryat Ono, Israel Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.

Rarin’
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No
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Rarin’ iPhone 6S Tel Aviv, Israel Friday, September 30th, 2016.

Only for You
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No
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Only for You iPhone 6S Tel Aviv, Israel Friday, September 30th, 2016.

Green Tea
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Square
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Green Tea iPhone 6S Herzlia, Israel Thursday, September 29th, 2016.

Groupings
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Horizontal
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Groupings iPhone 6S Herzlia, Israel Thursday, September 29th, 2016.

Mouth of the Crocodile River
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Horizontal
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Mouth of the Crocodile River iPhone 6S Monday, September 26th, 2016.

Marina Cluster
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Marina Cluster iPhone 6S Brighton, East Sussex, England Wednesday, March 16th, 2016.

Mystic Morning
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Mystic Morning iPhone 4S Hod Hasharon, Israel Thursday, June 11th, 2015.

Get Thee to a Pitzutzia
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Vertical
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Get Thee to a Pitzutzia iPhone 4S Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel Saturday, May 30th, 2015.

Melancholy and The Channel
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Melancholy and The Channel iPhone 4S Brighton, East Sussex, England Friday, December 5th, 2014.

Make Like a Tree
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Yes
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Make Like a Tree iPhone 4S Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex, England Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.

The Lay and the Land
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The Lay and the Land Olympus C5050 Judean Hills, Israel Sunday, August 2nd, 2009.

Early Morning Ein Bokek
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There’s a unique haze down by the Dead Sea, and this camera’s lens is good enough to have captured it in the smoothed out palm tree leaves.

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Early Morning Ein Bokek Olympus C5050 Ein Bokek, Israel Friday, April 11th, 2008.

Good morning and angels
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Good morning and angels Nokia 6630 Friday, September 22nd, 2006.

Jam on the morning walk
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It had become a regular routine but just at this moment the potential would seem open and endless.

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Jam on the morning walk Nokia 6630 Villa Pamphili, Monteverde, Rome, Lazio, Italy Sunday, June 11th, 2006.

Here by the pier
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Here by the pier Nokia 6630 Brighton, East Sussex, England Monday, April 17th, 2006.

Monday morning and happy to be back
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Monday morning and happy to be back Nokia 6630 London, England Tuesday, November 8th, 2005.

Like a Rock
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Like a Rock Olympus C5050 Judean Hills, Israel Sunday, August 15th, 2004.

Flower and back yard steps with hills
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Will, wonder I, ever live in such picturesque again?

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Flower and back yard steps with hills Olympus C5050 Even Sapir, Israel Sunday, July 11th, 2004.

Cinematheque Caller
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Cinematheque Caller Olympus C5050 Jerusalem, Israel Tuesday, June 29th, 2004.

Morning sky
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Morning sky Olympus C5050 Even Sapir, Israel Sunday, June 20th, 2004.

Morning with Rockies
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I awoke to this view on my 34th birthday. Bloody freezing it had been, the night before. I looked at this view for precisely as long as it took to take the photo.

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Morning with Rockies Olympus C5050 Colorado Sunday, May 2nd, 2004.

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Briefs

Friday, July 7th, 2017

What Cuba is like now, after the thawing with the United States. J. S. Tennant in The White Review.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Good point, yes. If under Trump it’s between the symbol of a U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem or the reality of continued building throughout the city—as it may well come down to—then the choice is clear, writes Nadav Shragai.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Ian Buruma on Brussels. I found it a pretty exciting city so when I saw this article I jumped on it (plus I vaguely remember being impressed by something else this fellow wrote) and it’s pretty sweeping and fun.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars; it’s where the rich use public transportation.

Petro Gustavo, Mayor of Bogota

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

An inviting tour of the Hebrew writer’s oeuvre as Shai Agnon is translated into English. [via aldaily.com]

The Small Adventures

Late for the train, we enquired frantically among the taxis for one who’d accept the two dogs and take us to Termini Station so I could catch the 11pm train to Milan that would be one third of our journey to Britain.

Jam and Bread, Jam and Bread!

My dog Jam has spent over a third of her time here in Italy as her fixtures have fallen away—first Maddie, then me. But now I’m back!

A Drop in Time

The camera hit the ground lens first, bashing it in so that it would no longer wind in and out, and couldn’t switch on. Without it, my perception of an important personal era was degraded.

Shite on Brighton

“Like many provincial towns,” the Private Eye reviewer stabs, “Brighton, as depicted in this hacked-together tribute, defines itself more by what it isn’t than by what it is. It’s not London, for one thing.”

Ode to Salame

It’s supposed to be the arsehole of Tel Aviv, Salame Street, running east-west at its southern tip, but it always does me darn good.

Lovely Scenery, But Walks Getting Boring

Unless I drive somewhere new, it’s not much fun to just step out the door and wander. But driving to go for a walk seems a tad ridiculous.

Canada Obscura

There’s not a patch of water to be seen—the most liquid thing is the word “Coffee” on one of the low-slung strip-mall buildings. It’s a scene more artful than art itself.

Tira Saunters

The one-lane road is empty; down below is the Sharon Plain, looking vast. Israel may be a small country but we’re still speaking here of land.

 

Monday, July 11th, 2016

These small things—nutrition, locality, climate, recreation, the entire casuistry of selfishness—are inconceivably more important than everything that has hitherto been considered important.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

There can only be religion where there is a desert country.

Gertrude Stein, Everybody’s Autobiography

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

From this BBC article: “It’s surprising how often the UK seems to be more like the Scandinavian countries than anywhere else.”

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

If you were troubled by the song persuading Ariel to remain under the sea, here’s why.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous. The dawn is my Assyria; the sun-set and moon-rise my Paphos, and unimaginable realms of faerie; broad noon shall be my England of the senses and the understanding; the night shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Considering how central it is for Londoners, Why is the Tube so underrepresented in stories? The writer suggests that, like sex and prayer, and unlike on the street, any human significance down there is internal.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

“Cheese-surrendering eating-monkeys” — apologies for giving away the most brilliant line, but Mark Steyn is back on form. I’d stopped reading because his doom and gloom about Europe just didn’t jibe with the reality I see living here. But here he expresses my misgivings just brilliantly: Americans are in many important ways less free than Europeans.

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Mercer’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2012. Most expensive: Tokyo. London is #25, Tel Aviv #31, New York #33, and Rome #42.

Exhaustive and wonderful list of what Alli Magidsohn expects to miss upon leaving Israel after 7 years, published by the impressive David Horowitz’s new The Times of Israel. (Not so sure about “the ferocity of celebration here” though, at least among the non-religious.)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

“Nation on the Move” is the magnificent second episode of the America Revealed PBS series. Interestingly, the show is British-made.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

On hotels and the delectable feeling of dépaysé.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Vivid, loving portrait of the beach at Brighton that gets in some of my own favorites, like Jack and Linda’s Smokehouse.

Monday, May 16th, 2011

All good things come to those who wait (and spend $250m). The iconic Hiriya garbage dump is set to become Ariel Sharon Park.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

A graduate moves to India for work. That ain’t America.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The Strong Horse: Power, Politics and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

Lee Smith

♦♦♦

A rich mixture of travelogue, history and policy pamphlet that is ultimately more of the former than the latter, it casts itself as a critique of Bush’s invasion of Iraq, but isn’t really. Rather, it’s a diving in. A lively and exciting diving in. I did want it to be longer than it is.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

WRM coins a classical term, Lycabettus, for one’s own personal vantage point.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The Beginning of Wisdom

Leon R. Kass

♦♦♦♦

The book of the Book. I am biased but there is just so much here, and the good doctor is such graciously juicy writerly company. I especially like the Babel treatment.

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Language extinction – Fall/full-McWhorter-Fall-2009.html, a case for not getting too upset by.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Tuesday, February 18th, 2003

I can’t live in a place where dogs require leashes. On the other hand, I need to be within walking distance of a cafe.

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