Talk of the Trains: Israel

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Israel is quite possibly my favorite place in the world (along with Kenya and Brazil). Anyway, last night I was backing up all of my photos and in cleaning up my external hard drive I came across all of my old pics from Israel. 

I have been three times, in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and hope to make a fourth trip soon! Until then, I will just revel in the memories of old pics. I want to come back and post the scripture on my blog that goes with (or references) all of the pictures. Hopefully I will do that soon! 

  I was glad when they said to me,
         "Let us go to the house of the LORD." 
    2Our feet are standing
         Within your gates, O Jerusalem, 
    3Jerusalem, that is built
        As a city that is compact together; 
    4To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD--
         An ordinance for Israel--
         To give thanks to the name of the LORD. 
    5For there thrones were set for judgment,
         The thrones of the house of David. 
    6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
         "May they prosper who love you." 
    7"May peace be within your walls,
         And prosperity within your palaces." 
    8For the sake of my brothers and my friends,
         I will now say, "May peace be within you." 
    9For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
         I will seek your good.
                                                        -Psalm 122:1-9

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

       Taken standing on the wall of Jerusalem looking towards the Mount of Olives. 

An early morning shot on the Sea of Galilee

A fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee

The Jordan River


Jesus Tomb

The Dead Sea

Facing the eastern wall, where Jesus will return.

The Dome of the Rock - now considered one of Islam's most holiest sites that was build atop Mount Moriah and the temple remains.

The Sea of Galilee near Tiberius and the Mount of Beatitudes. 

Having a quiet time. 

The walls of Jerusalem

Watchmen on the walls. 

Israel Defense Force (IDF) Men

Inside an IDF bunker.

IDF Gear

Graves stacked atop each other in Jerusalem. 

The rest are candid images of people that I have taken throughout my trips to Israel. 

This was the cover to a brochure that I did for a friend who was raising money for Israel. 

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  1. BEAUTIFUL photographs. I'd love to go someday.

  2. L.O.V.E. it. thank you so much for posting!...and for increasing my desire to go back even more than it already is... :)

  3. Lauren, those pictures are stunning! Thomas Blackmon and I were talking on facebook just yesterday about Israel and my deepest desire to go. Seeing these pictures only increases that longing that I have to visit! Thanks for sharing!


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