TRAVELS IN 2003
In the first half of 2003, Ruth and Avi each took
personal leave from work. We rented out
our house to friends and relocated our home base while in BC to our basement
suite or to Hornby Island. But from
mid-February to mid-June we traveled:
(with Noam & Elie)
& Spain (2 months, just Avi &
France (Elie & Avi)
With us was our new toy - a digital camera. This site presents the photos from the
European (mainly Iberian) part of that time, often with accompanying text. Sometimes the photos can be clicked upon for
enlargement. You are invited to see what
we saw and read about how we saw it.
Feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAVELOGUES - We
sent emails (sometimes long ones) from internet
outlets along the road. Excerpts of those emails, together with photos taken at
the time, can be read here.
JEWISH - The quest for Jewish communities,
past and present, was a significant focus of our trip. Here are photos and
descriptions on a Jewish theme, from Portugal and Spain.
ISLAM - The dominant culture in the
region for centuries, here's what we saw of that legacy.
FORTRESSES AND CHURCHES - God,
wealth and power. As seen in stone, wood and tile.
TOWNS AND STREETS -
Rooftops, doorways, hanging laundry and the other things that catch the eye when strolling
through places people live.
OUTDOORS - Nature's beauty is
everywhere. This is a tiny part of this part of a beautiful world.
PEOPLE AND POLITICS - Walled
cities and flowered hillsides are ultimately insufficient without the people who work and struggle
against that backdrop.
DESKTOPS - A random collection of photos
I like (with brief descriptions) that might make good downloads for use as
desktop images on your computer.
In Salvador Dali's back
Barcelona. With the Sagrada Familia in background
The Alhambra, Granada