Friday, April 10, 2015

Morning Walk in Isfiya


Isfiya is a Druze village not far from my home
and one of my favorite places to visit.


Located at the very top of Mount Carmel
it has stunning views and on a clear day
(and this was not!) you can see forever.


What I like best about the place is its relaxed and 
old-fashioned air, its traditional life-style.


And how nice and welcoming the people are.
As a community, the Druze pride themselves on hospitality
and everyone I've met lives up to this tradition. 



These photes were taken with my new camera.
I just love it so much.

62 comments:

  1. Beautiful place !!
    The photos looked great, congratulations!

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  2. Beautiful photos, Amalia!! I LOVE the colors in that first photo... what great inspiration! And, the stair rails! Be still my heart. Thank you for this beautiful eye candy. blessings ~ tanna

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  3. Great post dear!!! !!!now i follow you on pinterest and tweeter ,i hope you follow me back!!,kisses!!

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  4. Looks like a sweet place to live...the geraniums are so pretty. Great pics with your new camera!

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  5. I love the pictures. Could I add the first one to polyvore?
    xoxo
    This is my polyvore page: http://enarasthings.polyvore.com/

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    1. Thank you! I am not at home now, I hope to remember it later. xoxo

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  6. It's so beautiful and charming. I love the pops of bright worn colors and the little vignettes of pots near stucco and stone. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  7. Wow it is so beautiful there and I love all the pots filled with flowers. Thank you for sharing these photos with us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Julie xo

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  8. Beautiful photos. Thanks for your visit.

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  9. Love your walk and your photos here! I also just got a new camera - isn't it exciting? Glad I fond you!

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    1. Glad you found me too :-) I've been to your blog and it is lovely.

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  10. Beautiful photos with your new camera Amalia and a lovely story too!

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  11. so exciting to get a new camera-some day for me!

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  12. Oh Israel! Beautiful, beautiful!
    I love how there are potted plants everywhere amongst the pipes, buckets, and oxygen tanks(?). Very vintage looking. What kind of camera did you choose? How exciting!

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    1. These are gas tanks. Most people here cook on gas and we have the tanks outside the home for safety. I got another Canon, I'm a Canon sort of gal, but this is my first DSLR and there is a lot to learn.

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  13. Gorgeous photos, Amalia - I love the colours of the geraniums against that beautiful green. It looks a wonderful place to visit. x

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  14. Beautiful photos Amalia! I do love a geranium in a pot, so pretty!
    V x greenrabbitdesigns

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  15. So pretty, Amalia! I love the vibrant patinas everywhere, and especially that brilliant hue of green on the wall in the first pic. With the flowers against it, it is magnetic!

    xo
    Poppy

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  16. Lovely, lovely! I always wanted to go to Israel!

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  17. gorgeous scenes of every day life. beautiful!

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  18. Lovely and I'm jealous of the sun you have there ....... !! :-)))) Have a nice weekend !

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    1. The sun has completely deserted us. It is very cold with a lot of rain. What is going on?

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  19. You camera seems great to make such wonderful pictures! There are such incredible places in Israel!

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  20. What a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean (I assume). I love terracotta pots lined up on stairs and beside doorways.
    Great photos!

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  21. Beautiful pictures! Love all vibrant colors!

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  22. Hi Amalia! Your blog is just gorgeous, and I love seeing where people live and visit. Just beautiful.
    Nice pics from your new camera, too.

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  23. Amalia, your photos are lovely. I got a new camera at Christmas and am still learning. I love the beautiful colors and the lovely view! Thank you for sharing your part of the world--it is beautiful! ♥

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  24. Wow, amazing photos!!
    I love taking trips like this. So many places to see, and so many I will never get to. That is another reason I love blog buddies, they take you along. :-))
    xx oo
    Carla

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  25. Lovely series of images..The first two shots are my favorite.. A beautiful place to live or visit.. Thanks for sharing your views.. Have a happy day!

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  26. Your new camera and you took some wonderful photos. It certainly looks like a beautiful place on earth.

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  27. You're going to love your new camera! What amazing photos! I love that wrought iron railing and the view! Enjoy your day sweet friend! It's beautiful here this morning....not sure yet what we will do! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  28. Such a beautiful place to visit.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  29. Hi Amelia! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I simply love yours! It was wonderful to take the tour of the quaint town with you, and I loved the simple touches of beauty - outdoor pots, railings, lots of color - so fun! I too am a Canon gal, just purchased my first DSLR last fall, and am in love too! Lots to learn, but it is so much better than the powershot I had before. Hugs to you today!

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    1. Thank you for all your nice messages, I'm very glad to see you here.

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  30. ♭♫ه° ·.
    Passei para uma visita. Suas fotografias são maravilhosas!!!

    Bom domingo! Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ه°·✿
    ·.ه✿✿ミ

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  31. So pretty Amalia..And it is so nice to hear:" I Just Love It So Much.".

    You sound so grateful:)

    I often shoot w/ my Canon;)

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  32. Dear Amalia,
    thank you so much for your lovely visit and your charming words you left!!! This is a very special place you show! Wonderful. I love the old houses and streets filled with flowers. Just a place to hang out and come down! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a happy happy time
    Elisabeth

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  33. What a fabulous place! The pelargoniums look amazing against that blue-green wall, and that sky is so blue. It looks like you had a lovely day out :)
    Cathy x

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  34. Amalia,
    Oh, you got a new camera, how wonderful! Now, you'll be able to take so many pictures of nature and your travels. This place is so charming. I really like the pictures, especially the stairs with the old railing. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures with your new camera. You have an eye for nature's beauty.

    Thank you for the comment on 'Nel's PhD' post. I appreciate it so much.

    ~Sheri

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  35. I think my favorite photo is the railing!

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  36. What a beautiful place to live and visit. I love the aqua wrought iron railing and the beautiful flowers in clay pots. Thank you for visiting. Pam

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    1. I love the railing as well. I'm not a big fan of rust in real life but it does photograph well :-)

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  37. It looks like a charming place through your photos. I like how people have squeezed in the geraniums in lots of unlikely places ;)
    Wendy

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  38. Lovely photos, Amalia...I love all of the sunny colors and textures...

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  39. I love the light in these photos; the way it comes across. What pretty captures.

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  40. The village looks so quaint and charming!! And I love the green colour of that house.

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  41. Dear Amalia ... such a charming village. I enjoyed my visit to your "little space" and thank you for your visit to mine. Sweetest Blessings ♥ Teri

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  42. Thanks looks like a wonderful village to visit! Sarah x

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  43. I love this post and learning more about the area where you live. Mt. Carmel has an amazing history and I didn't know there were still villages there - with fabulous views of the Mediterranean no less!!

    Thanks for the lovely pics Amalia - glad you love your new camera.
    Mary

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    1. Yes, the Druze still live in their own villages and still retain a lot of their unique traditions.

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  44. Simply stunning, sweet friend! The vibrant colors are so refreshing! Have fun with your new camera :) And thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  45. Your photos with your new camera are just great! I visited a Druze village when I was in Israel. It was a wonderful experience!

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  46. What a beautiful view! That village reminded me of villages in my home-country (Bosnia) I'm sure there were similar influences throughout the history. Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things.

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  47. I enjoy your awesome photos so much. Such a delight when you share the world around you.
    I have signed up to follow along now. God bless.

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  48. Lovely photographs - a place to see!

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