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31 Jan

יום חמישי, 23 במאי 2013

A visit to Beit Gemal Convent

Today was quite a warm but othrwise, nice and bright day.  Nilly, my daugter took her friend Heda and me to visit the Beit Gemal Abbey situated on the way to Jeusalem.

We had a nice welcome by the nuns who knew Heda personally.  Heda is  a professional photographer who several years ago exhibited her work at the convent.  Several of her beautiful photographs still hang in the convent' lobby.

We were taken along to see parts of this beautiful convent. I was thrilled to see a large diorama displaying
scene from the Old and New Testaments.

Nilly took lots of photos, a few I will share with you.



The entrance, hidden by trees.


The lobby or visiors room, with Heda's photographs on the wall.


The diorama.  Poke the picture to see better.


Gorgeous, hand painted ceramics which are sold at the convent's shop











It was one of those peaceful days that left me with a sense of tranquility.

Blessings to you my dear readers.

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  1. Magnífico reportaje,muchas gracias!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

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  2. Looks like a beautiful place to visit! Love the tree in the middle of the floor.

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  3. es un sitio muy hermoso tiene suerte de vivir en un país maravilloso
    un abrazo

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  4. Oh These photos are an incredible pleasure just to see. So many beautiful things, all the ceramic things are so wonderful. Love the diorama and your friends photos. Happy that you had a nice day.

    Hugs from Lil on LilsdollsHugs from Lil on Lilsdolls

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  5. What a wonderful trip to a very interesting place - thank you very much for taking us along with you! The ceramics are beautiful - did you manage to resist?

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  6. What a beautiful place it looks wonderful. I am very happy that you had such a lovely day. Your pictures are wonderful thank you for sharing. I love all the ceramics like Birgit I also want to know if you resisted :D
    Hugs Maria

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  7. A peaceful day that left you with a sense of tranquility. Dear Drora, I need a day like that. But I cannot travel all the way to Israel to achieve it. Perhaps just a day sitting on my balcony might help. In a few days, they will be tearing it down and rebuilding it I don't know when. So I will not have a balcony this summer. How I would love to visit Israel! That diorama is exquisite. It seems like such a serene place. Perhaps I should become a nun and live in a convent and enjoy serenity. Serenity now! Don't mind me, dear Drora, I just needed to express myself. I wish I could remember for once which button to press on.

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  8. Che bel posto! Grazie per avere condiviso le foto

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  9. It must have been a fantastic trip! Thank you for sharing it with us Drora! yes, convents, no matter the religion, give us a sence of peace and tranquility.:) Hugs

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  10. It must be very special to stay and live in, our historical background. If I could visit these places, I also believe I could find a special tranquility.
    It is something very beautiful pottery. Beautiful nature picture and the other pictures are also very good. It sounds like a great day for all three of you. Thanks for that you would share it with us.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  11. Dearest Drora, this must have been a wonderful day to make this trip with your daughter and her friend. I can imagine that this day left you with a peaceful feeling. The pictures you show to us are wonderful, I would love to visit the place.
    Warm hugs, Ilona

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  12. Hallo Drora, ich freue mich für dich das du so einen tollen Trip hattest und uns so tolle Bilder mitgebracht hast. Liebe Grüße Britta

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  13. Hello Drora,

    Beautiful place

    Nice to make a trip with yor daugther

    I wish you a nice weekend

    Greetings Xandra

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  14. Dear Drora, the pictures are very beautiful and convey an air of peace and tranquility. I like the pottery shop.Hugs Manu

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  15. Hello Drora! this must have been a bwautiful day Thank uoy for fhoto!kiss!

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  16. Que bonitas fotos, sin duda has tenido un magnífico día en compañia de tu hija y su amiga, besitos y feliz fin de semana.Isabel

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  17. Precioso paseo y más si vas bien acompñana.
    Mil besos...JuliA

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  18. Dear Drora, thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us, I can feel the peace that comes from the images.
    I wish I could visit there and feel it myself.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  19. What a wonderful place to visit. The diorama is great. The pottery is nice too. Do the members of the convent make it? IndyPoppy

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  20. Thanks for this fantasic pictures
    ? The ceramics are beautiful - did you manage to resist
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  21. Impresionante lugar y preciosas fotos, me encanta esa cerámica. Gracias por compartir. Besos

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  22. That place looks so beautifull, peacefull and that tree which grows in middle of the shop looks fantastic ;)

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  23. Hi Drora!
    I really like beautiful are gorgeous ceramic, and great dioramas. Heda's photos are beautiful, thank you for the sharing. Have a nice week my friend, hugs. Magda

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  24. Drora, thank you for sharing! It is interesting to see different places and "travel" virtually!Mini hugs, Natalia

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  25. Gracias por compartir esas bellas imagenes.
    A si podemos disfrutar de lugares que serian dificiles de visitar.
    besitos ascension

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  26. Un lugar lleno de encanto y unas fotos preciosas.
    Gracias por mostrarnos , y transmitirlo

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  27. Hello Drora, I am sorry to be late with my comment but I have to say I really enjoyed this post with beautiful pictures. I wish I could have been there too and visit the convent. I hope you have real nice days ahead of you.

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  28. Looks like a beautiful, peaceful place, Drora! The photos are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. xo Jennifer

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