Catherine Pedersen

Daily photoblog: Israel in pictures.
An olive tree blooming in the spring, with tiny yellow flowers.

An olive tree blooming in the spring, with tiny yellow flowers.

Quirky art at market party: These great urban monster pictures were on sale at a nighttime party in the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda market.

Quirky art at market party: These great urban monster pictures were on sale at a nighttime party in the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda market.

Beach at the Caesaria archeological park. The small peninsula sticking out into the sea is actually King Herod’s “reef palace”, built during the Second Temple period. These days only the foundations remain.
Herod’s grandson, King Agrippa I, probably died inside this palace (as described in Josephus and the Book of Acts).

Beach at the Caesaria archeological park. The small peninsula sticking out into the sea is actually King Herod’s “reef palace”, built during the Second Temple period. These days only the foundations remain.

Herod’s grandson, King Agrippa I, probably died inside this palace (as described in Josephus and the Book of Acts).

Crowd applauding in sign language for GLBT and deaf rights.
Taken during the rally at the end of one of the annual Jerusalem gay pride marches. There was high awareness of needs of the hearing-impaired - all speeches were translated simultaneously into sign language, and there was a very moving speech about the difficulties of being both deaf and gay.

Crowd applauding in sign language for GLBT and deaf rights.

Taken during the rally at the end of one of the annual Jerusalem gay pride marches. There was high awareness of needs of the hearing-impaired - all speeches were translated simultaneously into sign language, and there was a very moving speech about the difficulties of being both deaf and gay.

Stencilled graffiti reading, “Is there enough color in your life?” Taken on Hebron Road, Jerusalem.

Stencilled graffiti reading, “Is there enough color in your life?” Taken on Hebron Road, Jerusalem.

Food and hot drinks stalls just inside Jaffa Gate, during the annual Jerusalem light festival.

Food and hot drinks stalls just inside Jaffa Gate, during the annual Jerusalem light festival.

Bullet shells found at the Ramat Rachel archeological dig. The shells were dated from approx. 1935-1949, covering a period of the Arab Revolts and the War of Independence in Israel. After we found these, they were taken to the Kibbutz museum for display.
Ramat Rachel was of high strategic significance, especially during the 1948 war. The kibbutz forms the south-eastern corner of the Green Line. Between 1948-1967 it was exposed to Jordanian-occupied territory both to the south and to the east. Sniper attacks by Jordanian forces on the Kibbutz were not unheard of - in 1956 a Jordanian gunman killed 4 Israeli archeologists.

Bullet shells found at the Ramat Rachel archeological dig. The shells were dated from approx. 1935-1949, covering a period of the Arab Revolts and the War of Independence in Israel. After we found these, they were taken to the Kibbutz museum for display.

Ramat Rachel was of high strategic significance, especially during the 1948 war. The kibbutz forms the south-eastern corner of the Green Line. Between 1948-1967 it was exposed to Jordanian-occupied territory both to the south and to the east. Sniper attacks by Jordanian forces on the Kibbutz were not unheard of - in 1956 a Jordanian gunman killed 4 Israeli archeologists.

View through an open gate into a beautiful garden in Musrara, Jerusalem.
שער לתוך גינה יפיפייה בשכונת מוסררה בירושלים.

View through an open gate into a beautiful garden in Musrara, Jerusalem.

שער לתוך גינה יפיפייה בשכונת מוסררה בירושלים.

Man wearing a Google Android pride t-shirt, during a Jerusalem gay pride parade (28 July).איש במצעד גאווה בירושלמים, בלבוש חולצת אנדרואיד פרו-גאווה.

Man wearing a Google Android pride t-shirt, during a Jerusalem gay pride parade (28 July).
איש במצעד גאווה בירושלמים, בלבוש חולצת אנדרואיד פרו-גאווה.

Inside Jaffa Gate (also called Yafo Gate), the main entrance to Jerusalem’s old city.
בתוך שער יפו בירושלים.

Inside Jaffa Gate (also called Yafo Gate), the main entrance to Jerusalem’s old city.

בתוך שער יפו בירושלים.

איש מחזיק כלבלב בשכונת מוסררה בירושלים
Man holding puppy in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood.

איש מחזיק כלבלב בשכונת מוסררה בירושלים

Man holding puppy in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood.

A close-up of the branches of a cedar tree, taken in a Jerusalem park.

A close-up of the branches of a cedar tree, taken in a Jerusalem park.

Revamping my tumblr! Will be posting original photographs from Israel daily: some from my main photoblog, some new content. I mostly focus on nature, archeology, architecture, people and daily life here.

Classic Jerusalem doorway in a quiet residential neighborhood.
דלת כניסה ירושלמית קלאסית, בשכונת מגורים שקטה.

Classic Jerusalem doorway in a quiet residential neighborhood.

דלת כניסה ירושלמית קלאסית, בשכונת מגורים שקטה.

December 27 – Sunset over the ocean
View from off the shore of Hadera of late afternoon sunlight over the Mediterranean Sea.
שמש שוקעת מעל הים התיכון. צולם ממול חופי חדרה

December 27 – Sunset over the ocean

View from off the shore of Hadera of late afternoon sunlight over the Mediterranean Sea.

שמש שוקעת מעל הים התיכון. צולם ממול חופי חדרה