WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Well maybe its not really a window, but… It’s a roof, but since it offers a view of the sky, let’s think of it as a window. It’s the roof of the “San Francisco Observatory” atop Mt. Carmel in HAIFA, ISRAEL. (San Francisco, CA and Haifa, Israel are sister cities, hence the naming of the hilltop observatory)

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Israel Trip, October, 2013, Days 1-2

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We (wife Elena, daughter Ana and I) visited Israel for for ten days in October.

Day 1: Airport Arrival

Day 2: Tsfat, near the Sea of Galilee in the north of Israel has played a major role in the history of the Jewish religion and its spiritual essence. The city has seen great heights as well as tremendous difficulties.  Great fun to walk the old streets and visit the galleries and shops amidst the huge orthodox Jewish communities. Later we visited Capharnum a town on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus is believed to have lived and worked.

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San Francisco, Jan, 2013

San Francisco day trip with the boys, Jan, 2013. Click on any thumbnail to view slide show.

Cable Car

Cable Car

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San Francisco Sunday

Sunday afternoon and early evening in San Francisco. Click any thumbnail below for a slide show.

Royal Grounds Coffee Shop

Royal Grounds Coffee Shop

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Paso Robles Wineries

Elena and I spent a bright crisp day in January visiting wineries in Paso Robles, CA on the way to see Leah at Cal Poly.

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

These images are of the lobby of the Hyatt Regency/Embarcadero in San Francisco decorated with lights for the holidays.  Click on any image below for a slideshow.

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Christmas in the Park, San Jose, 12/24/12

Annual Christmas in the Park Celebration, Downtown San Jose, 12/24/2012

Annual Christmas in the Park Celebration, Downtown San Jose, 12/24/2012

Everyone visits San Jose’s Christmas in the Park during the holiday season, even the non-Christians.  Its probably the event that San Jose does best.  The family headed to the event on Christmas Eve, expecting attendance to be sparse but there were wall-to-wall people.  Click on any thumbnail below for a  slideshow.

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