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A Few Pictures of Cats in Israel

I saw a lot of cats while traveling through Israel . I thought this week I’d share a few of the pictures I took. (There were very few dogs I met or could take pictures of. Sorry dog lovers.)

Enjoy! Lynn

Photo 1: Cat at the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, near the Sea of Galilee.

Cat photo near Church of Primacy of St. Peter by Lynn Kilmore

Photo 2: Cat in the Golan Heights.

Cat photo in Golan Heights by Lynn Kilmore

Photo 3: Kitten in the courtyard outside the Church of St. Anne, Jerusalem.

Kitten photo at Church of St. Anne by Lynn Kilmore

Photo 4 (my favorite): Cat hanging out in the plaza next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. As far as this cat is concerned, the Western Wall belongs to cats.

Cat photo at Western Wall by Lynn Kilmore

Photo 5: Cat walking along the paths on top of the Damascus Gate, Jerusalem. From the ramparts of this gate the Old City looked so peaceful … but on the ground there was so much heartbreak for everyone who lives there. (Heard earlier today about the deaths at this gate :() … It’s tricky to see the cat in this photo due to its fur blending in with the stones so well.

Cat photo at Damascus Gate by Lynn Kilmore

 

A Few Pictures from Israel and Palestine

I spent about half of November 2015 traveling through Israel and Palestine, and I thought I’d take a moment this week to share a few of the many photos I took.

Picture of Roman ruins at Beit She'an The first photo was taken at Beit She’an in Israel. This is a terrific site to visit in order to find Roman ruins in good shape (especially the Roman baths).

 

 

Photo of Jericho

The second photo is near the archaeological dig in Jericho.

View of Dome of the Rock from the Mount of Olives

The third photo was taken from the top of the Mount of Olives, gazing across to the Old City of Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock and the walls of the Old City can be seen.

And lastly, in the fourth photo can be seen the Western Wall in Jerusalem. If you look closely, you can see the golden dome of the Dome of the Rock peeking over the Wall.View of the Western Wall Jerusalem

As for why I went–despite the cost, the significant time investment, and the travel alerts for Americans in Israel & Palestine–one of the main reasons I went anyway was because I had research that I needed to do for future stories.

I’m happy to report that I got the life experiences I needed to be able to write those stories (imagine me with a huge grin and eagerly rubbing my hands together as I say this)….