For the last 18 years I have been living in Israel and I will write about travelling around it and other countries.
I live in a city called Rehovot, which means “streets” in Hebrew. And it actually has some issue with streets – Jewish settlers did not want any resemblance of Christianity in the new town they were building, so in the city center you won’t find any road crossing – the streets orthogonal to the main road (like many main roads in Israeli cities named after Theodor Herzl) will always be shifted by at least few meters to not look like a cross.
Today I will take you to the outskirts of the city, where before the War of Independence (1947) was located an Arab village Kubeibe. One of the few buildings left from that period is situated on the hill overlooking the new neighborhood.
This house was occupied for many years by a Yemenite family, but recently they were finally exiled, by means of 2 full trucks of concrete, which have blocked any access point to the house.
The residents left and the whole area now resembles a palace of the Sleeping Beauty. I even encountered 2 potential princes on non=white horses. But except for them, a bicyclist and a huge flock of sheep with a Bedouin lady-shepherd nobody had approached romantic ruins.
The place is wild, quiet and full of colors. The feeling of presence of civilization gradually fades away. I was looking for hay stacks for Monet style photos, but the farmers were too quick to remove them from the field where I saw them just a day before, so I had to settle for the field of gold, green and some self-a-muse-ment pictures.
Nina Travitsky, also known as gravizaparazza, born in Russia, living in Israel, chemist during daytime, tanguera at night, looking at the world through a 50 mm lens and seeing uncommon beauty.