Thursday, December 20, 2007

Me in Tzfat


annazfat, originally uploaded by Anna's musings.

Here you see me in one of the narrow streets in the ancient city of Tzfat, also known as Safed, in the north of Israel. It has a very special, very spiritual atmosphere and if you ever visit Israel, you shouldn't miss it.

It was a very warm day in August when this picture was taken. Now it's raining terribly - I miss the summer. :o) Rains, wind and thunder have their own charm though.

30 comments:

Maggie said...

At least you don't have snow. We're drowning under it :)
Maggie
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Julia said...

Great picture, Anna. There are so many places I would like to visit, and Israel is one of them. Your outfit, while modest, looks very classy.

Did you notice the title of your photo, annazfat? It took me a minute to realize you weren't saying Anna's fat. I was going to give you a lecture on eating disorders! ;)

singlemomforgod said...

Oh my, this is a beautiful picture. You are a beautiful woman, I am always glad to see the beauty of modesty in the summer. Your meekness, and wisdom only adds. I am pretty sure that you and N.P. are going to have a wonderul beautiful life. I do have question if I am not being to nosey. Will you live in Isreal after you are married? I haven't been following the blog long and have been trying to catch up, I only ask because it is such a beautiful place. You have done a wonderful job of giving snapshots of its beauty- something mainstream American media does not always do!

Anonymous said...

This looks gorgeous, Anna. Please, post more photos of your country when you can.

Brenda

Sarahndipity said...

Cool! I would love to go to Israel someday.

Anna S said...

Julia: ;o)

Singlemom, I can't even think of living anywhere else but Israel. :)

Calamity Jean said...

love this picture and the peek into your world. Israel is on our lists of places to see so I am taking notes on your posts.

Rebekah S. said...

That's a good picture of you! And, what beautiful scenery! God's creation sure is spectacular.

UltraCrepidarian said...

The beautiful city and the hills in the background put me in mind of this verse from the Psalms:

I lift mine eyes unto the hills
from whence comes my help
My help cometh from the Lord
Maker of heaven and earth

Warren

buzzdoit said...

Everything in the US is so young. An "old" building here was built in the 1700's. Hard to imagine living in a city that's thousands of years old. Great pic.

AnneK said...

That is a gorgeous picture! My parents have been to Israel twice. Hubby and I are planning to visit sometime soon. I want to see a kibbutz too. Are kibbutzes there still or was it just there in the books?

Ahuva said...

Oh, I love Tzfat!!!! And I'm still convinced that it has the best food in Israel. What's your favorite town, Anna?

Anna S said...

Annie, there are still kibbutzes, but their situation isn't spectacular. So you'd better visit while you can still see one ;)

Ahuva, I love Tzfat too. My love is divided between Jerusalem and Tzfat ;) The food there is delicious. And unlike where I live, finding a good kosher place isn't a problem. When did you visit Israel?

Ahuva said...

I was there in 2004 and again in 2005. I hope to go again soon... it just feels like "home," you know? It still seems funny that there are places in Israel where it's hard to find good kosher food! It feels wrong somehow.

Bethany Sue, CFO said...

Lovely picture.

Katie Gregg said...

Anna, your country is so beautiful! I hope to visit someday. My husband and I are always hearing stories about the most delicious-sounding Israeli food traditions on NPR. (just last night we heard a story about slow-cooked Yemenite Jewish bread...) Is the food really incredible? I'm fairly sure this question sounds silly, but our mouths have been watering for years now, so...just wondering!

Lauren Christine said...

Ah, Anna, how beautiful. I would absolutely love to visit Israel someday.

Tal said...

I am also from Israel. I moved to the US a couple years after getting out of the Army, and miss it a lot. Your pictures made me homesick. G-d bless, and I hope you also had a great Hanukkah.

Kelly said...

Lovely photo!!!

PamelaK said...

Beautiful, Anna! You look so beautiful, and so does the scenery.

Emily (Unfurling Flower) said...

I love the fact that you look so beautiful and ladylike here while remaining so modest :) Great pic too - Israel really does look like a beautiful country.

Adlyn said...

that's a great picture who took it and what type of camera did you use? I like taking pictures too, it's my passion!

xoxoxoxo,
Adlyn

Serena said...

Tzfat has amazing food? Well, that earns it a place at the top of my list of places to go! I take good food recommendations very seriously!

I was actually just going to say what singlemomforgod said: it's so nice to see beautiful modesty in the heat of summer! (Well, all the time, of course, but you know what I mean!)

Ways of Zion said...

A shame we never got to go to Tzfat, Thank you for sharing your picture Mr Magoo (who is 4) was thrilled to see a pic of Israel. Thank you also for your email, you are very thoughtful and kind.

Jennifer said...

It looks so beautiful there! My dad visited Israel a few years back, and I love all of his pictures and video. I'm sure that it only captures of fraction of what it is like to actually be there. I hope to have that opportunity someday!

Karen said...

What a beautiful place!

Haus Frau said...

What a lovely view, Anna. So much amazing architecture, land and history. You look elegant in your classic outfit - and you're just a wee slip of a thing. :o)

Lara said...

Wow! Beautiful place and beautiful girl! I am a little speechless.

Coffee Catholic said...

What a FANTASTIC picture, Anna! I hope you spoil us half to death with more photos of your home. I agree with you about rain having its own charms - I happen to love rain and mist!! CHEERS! I have to go feed a calf...

Buffy said...

I really like this picture. You look lovely and your surroundings and the sun remind me of holidays!