Shalom! The Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. After our visit to City of David, our next stop is to The Jewish Quarter. From the 13th century to 1948, the quarter became the home of the rabbis and students at the Jewish religious seminaries, and elderly Jews

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Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O (Pond)

Seoul The Secret Garden

I am currently blogging on my vacation to Korea, contributing to this week’s photo challenge theme – H2O, based on my trip in Korea. An idyllic environment can be created by building a pavilion near the pond in the garden, like the rear gardens in the palaces in Korea, the place where the king and princes contemplated

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Shalom! Church of St Anne & Pool of Bethesda

Jerusalem

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. After our visit at The Garden Tomb, we made our way to Church of St Anne, our last stop for the day.  This church was erected during the first half of the twelfth century and is among the longest preserved

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Shalom! The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. As mentioned in my earlier post Via Dolorosa , the Christian traditional site of Golgatha and the Tomb are within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is being disputed as the Church is inside the city walls of the

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia (Singa)

Singa Mascot

I have been thinking about if I should share this picture for this week’s photo challenge theme, Nostalgia, as only Singaporeans of my era could relate to it.  Anyway, here it is. Singa the Lion was introduced to the public in 1982 as the official mascot for Singapore’s National Courtesy Campaign.  Singa (meaning “lion” in Malay)

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