When we arrived on a Saturday Dave and I went directly to Tel Aviv and Yaffo. Yaffo is an ancient city- very beautiful and with a flourishing Arab presence.
Sadly many of the shops were closed but the graffiti on the metal barriers covering the open market stalls were stunning.
Walking through the markets was a dazzling visual array of color and sound. I especially liked the candy and spice vendors.
When we left Tel Aviv we went north to one of the first settlements in Israel, Rosh Pina. It is built on a very steep hill and huffing and puffing all the way up in 99 degree heat was a trial. At the top we were rewarded by finding this gate that was made out of found materials. Quite beautiful and unexpected.
Looking at all of the images there is a part of me that can see how this would be great silk screened or as a fabric transfer. But that is not my "bag" so to speak. So I think I will just enjoy the patterns and images and see if it ever surfaces into one of my pieces.