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Boat Friday in Jaffa


A view of the Jaffa harbour area. Not meant for modern cruise ships. I am on a steep hill, right behind the harbour, where buildings are tightly packed. Streets running downhill are nothing but long staircases. I will show some of it, next week. This is a rooftop view and one can't appreciate how tightly the buildings are packed. An amazing experience would be, to walk down a street and suddenly, it seems as if you are one someone's verandah, just to end up on someone else's roof. In fact, taking this picture, I am sitting on a domed roof, similar to the one on the left.


That is the Mediterranean out there.


Have a bright weekend.



comments (13)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Aug 2016, 05:21
Très joli noir et blanc, j'aime beaucoup.
Louis: Je vous remercie, Martine. Un sombre jour peut apporter cet effet.
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 12 Aug 2016, 06:03
It is a fascinating view, Louis.
Louis: It is, Ray. Thank you.
It behooves one to stay friendly in such a place, then, Louis!!!
Louis: In an earlier post, I have indicated how the old Israelites lived in towns, with very narrow streets, no door in the doorway and very close to each other. It was much the same here at Jaffa harbour side. So I guess good manners has to prevail.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Aug 2016, 06:29
It looks very quiet - was this very early in the morning, Louis?
Louis: Late afternoon. I think the weather was a bit gloomy then. The next day it rained buckets.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2016, 07:21
Modern housing developments are heading this way Louis - packed!
Louis: Seems to happen everywhere. Even with all the space that we have. You don't buy a piece of land, but more like a space in the air.
What a good idea to have the boats behind a sea wall. Perhaps we will have to make a wall around the island.
Louis: I got the idea that most of their bad weather comes from across the Mediterranean and a sea wall would be of good use. Saw more sea walls along this part of the coast.
Looks like a gloomy day!
Louis: Gloomy skies in the late afternoon. The next day it rained buckets.
It looks a strange place Louis.
Louis: The people stack housing, narrow streets, etc is not something I am used to, Bill.
When we visited Haifa on our trip from Cyprus Louis, we were greater by the sound of a bomb going off in the town. A
Louis: Yes, the Israeli risk. We sat in Tiberias in a big circle, chin wagging with something against the thirst. I heard some shooting nearby, the rest of the company were young people from post national service days. They thought someone was celebrating. I left it that. A little later, some ambulances came by with lights flashing. The interesting observation for me was, that these young people couldn't add 1 + 1 of the case of the moment.
you surely got a great point of view from the rooftop Louis... i like this shot of the harbour... a lot!!!....petersmile
Louis: Oh, thank you peter. I was thinking to come back the next morning early, but it was raining really hard.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands... just below sealevel.
  • 13 Aug 2016, 07:09
A wonderful view. The housing would give me some claustrophobia I think.
Louis: Strange smile The first time I saw such closely clustered housing, was in the Netherlands - I think it was Marken, where the footpaths were marked as streets.
beautiful shot, Louis - it has a very graphic novel kind of a feeling to it.
I like the color scheme...

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