Friday, March 29, 2013

flea market

Yesterday, on our last day in Tel Aviv, we climbed the stairs and walked the stone floors of the old Port city of Yaffo/Jaffa. It was a public holiday and there were loads of people around but still we found our place and our pace. 

The girls counted stray cats, watched videos of jewelery making and posed for angel photos. While we admired gates and windows and colours and spoke of how inspiring travel is. How opening our eyes to new things also opens our minds and our hearts. 

After Yaffo, we made our way through more Tel Aviv streets to Shuk HaPishpeshim, the most wonderful and enormous flea market.

Last time I was in Israel I spent so much time at this market looking at and buying old clothes, jewelery, bits of Bedouin embroidery and other odds and ends. It is such a crazy mixture of old and new, clean and filthy, treasure and rubbish.

I could spend weeks in that market treasure hunting, unfortunately we were bound by time and tired little feet.

So we headed back to enjoy one last night with this as our hotel window view. A bit different to the forest view outside my bedroom window in our little farm in Daylesford hey.

And then this morning we drove to Jerusalem for the next chapter of our adventure. What a crazy, amazing day. I'll blog it tomorrow, right now I'm exhausted and off to sleep.

Layla tov (goodnight!)



  1. Oh my god! soo beautiful place!! I love it!
    warm regards

  2. Loving the photos of the market, not sure about old spoons, got lots of mis matched spoons in my kitchen drawer. Beautiful girl with beautiful angel wings! Sarah

  3. Fascinating. The market looks very much a trove of treasures. Loving those pendants and bracelets! Your first pic struck me as very Romeo & Juliet-esque in a Clare Danes kind of way.
    Happy travels! :)

  4. Love your pictures! And I 'm looking forward to your pictures and your stories from Jerusalem.
    Layla tov!

  5. It looks like a very interesting market! I've missed your other holiday posts so am off to catch up on them, xo

  6. It looks absolutely amazing! Love these photos! :)

  7. Love the photos and especially the angel wings!

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  9. Beautiful photos! :)

    I love those Blue windows :)

  10. I wouldn't eat it with a spoon :P

  11. Again great pictures!!! The angel wings are great. Cant wait to see Jeruselem. And you are there at the very holy time of year.

  12. Great photos, I love the first and last in particular.
    Nick Cee

  13. The photos show sights out of my realm of experience; thanks for sharing them. I especially like the angel wings-very beautiful public art.

  14. Fabulous shots. The angel wings shot is wonderful xx

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