Who wants to go? Walking Talpiyot, Jerusalem, Israel Day 6

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www.redneckrhapsody.com Street sign: Ein Gedi - Talpiyot - Jerusalem, Israel. Walking tour of Talpiyot
Ein Gedi Street – Talpiyot – Jerusalem, Israel

Israel Solo – Day 6 – Chillaxin in Talpiyot

www.redneckrhapsody.com Trina headed out for a walk on a beautiful day.
Good day for a walk & just taking a break.

 

Today would be a great day to take in Talpiyot, Jerusalem. It is an area South of the Old City , but just North of Bethlehem. I decided after such a big day yesterday that I’d take a day to just….be. “Be”ing for me is rest, reflect and prayer / thanking.

www.redneckrhapsody.com A collage of flowers- Roses - red & pink, bougainvillea in a bright fuchsia, then several other flowers that are shades of purple and lavender that I am unsure of their variety.
Flowers are a Fav! I just wish I new the names to all of them. I know the roses and bougainvillea, but the others I’m uncertain. One reminds me of agapanthus and the other a little of morning glories… Do you know what they are?

Dirty Laundry

Was able to take care of my laundry this morning. The AirBnB where I am staying let me use their washer and clothesline outside. Sure will be nice having everything clean, again. Everyone one must have been in the same frame of mind, considering I saw laundry on many of the balconies this morning.

Walk. Smell. Breath. Pray.

Enjoyed a stroll of the neighborhood. Met people on the sidewalks. Wandered through small street markets and spied out local restaurants. Great day to spend with the Holy Spirit. Love greeting people on the sidewalk  – “Shalom”.

www.redneckrhapsody.com The corner local neighborhood market where there is the most vivid display of produce along a whole wall. Refrigerator case full of produce and perishables. Bouquets of fresh roses, and Gerber daisies in shades of pink and coral.
Local corner neighborhood market.

Doors, doors and more doors

Double door whimsy. This cream color double door set in Jerusalem stone made me pause. It’s unique feminine hand bending to knock left me smiling and wondering….

One of the Most Peaceful Places

Found a beautiful park with great trails; Sherover Promenade. The trails go all the way back to the city about a mile or so walk. The park had a great view of the city. Olive trees were everywhere with amazing scents of rosemary, lavender and sage. The green & brown was sprinkled with blooms from roses, anemones and many others. I just may have located one of the largest unofficial tour bus parking lots, too. Ha, ha!

www.redneckrhapsody.com View from the promenade with the Old City behind me.
View from the promenade with the Old City behind me.

Who Knew???

www.redneckrhapsody.com A huge display of different types, sizes and prescriptions of contacts that are available of purchase.
Contacts for purchase @ their local drug store.

You heard me, who knew that you could go to a local drug store (Walgreen’s / CVS type) and just buy contacts? It certainly wasn’t me, or I would have tried to remember my exact prescription. I can’t get over that you can just go in and buy them. This will definitely be something that I will be looking into before I go back in September. The prices weren’t that bad either. Current exchange rate as of today (2/17/19) is $3.62.

Take Away’s for the Day

A couple of things that really stuck with me and left an impression:

  1. Just how many people have Israel flags on their homes???

    www.redneckrhapsody.com Israel's national flag. I love to watch flags flying in a country who is proud of it! A double take of it flying in a garden.
    I love to watch flags flying in a country who is proud of it!

     

  2. Just how many people hang their laundry out to dry???

    www.redneckrhapsody.com Many of the locals thought today's lovely, sunny day with a slight breeze would be a great day to do laundry. Many of the lines and racks on the balconies were filled with their colorful garments to dry.
    Laundry Day

     

  3. Just how much can one city smell like a bottle of essential oil??? When you walk the city neighborhoods the smell of rosemary is always around, because it grows along all the sidewalks (at least along Hevron Road) as a hedge.

www.redneckrhapsody.com Rosemary along the paths & streets
Fresh rosemary growing along the paths & roads.
www.redneckrhapsody.com City of Jerusalem's flag mounted on the balcony of a citizen. It's flanked on either side of the Israel flag.
City of Jerusalem’s flag mounted on the balcony of a citizen. It’s flanked on either side of the Israel flag.

www.redneckrhapsody.com Beautiful living in the city. Apartment homes in the neighborhood with lovely flowers and landscaping.

Beautiful living in the city.

Staying in Shape

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the sights, sounds & smells that you can easily let the day fade into evening before you realize you’ve walked another 7 plus mile day.

www.redneckrhapsody.com Sunlight streaming through the branches of a tree. I can hear the old John Denver song - "Sunshine on My Shoulders" or the old hymn - "Sunlight, sunlight in my soul today..."
“Sunshine on my shoulders…” OR the old hymn that I heard my momma play and sing when I was going up “Sunlight, sunlight in my soul today…”

Better hit the hay a little early, going to start early tomorrow, at the Temple Mount!

Loving leaning in & living in a Rhapsodyville state of mind,

Trina

Here are the links for the first 5 days of my solo tour in Israel Spring 2018:

www.redneckrhapsody.com Looking at the ruins at Zippori. An ancient city that was a major seat of power in the Galilee Region.
DAY 1 – Looking at the ruins at Zippori. An ancient city that was a major seat of power in the Galilee Region.
redneckrhapsody.com Day 2 Israel Post - Safed in the town having a Yemen brunch with two cutie, who aren't bad cooks, either.
Safed in the town having brunch with two cutie, who aren’t bad cooks, either. A Yemen meal.
redneckrhapsody.com Day 3 Israel Post - Northern Israel the Golan Height's visiting Nimrod's Fortress
Northern Israel the Golan Height’s visiting Nimrod’s Fortress
redneckrhapsody.com Day 4 Israel Post - Last rooftop view from Korazim. Now to Bet Shemesh, then to Jerusalem.
Last rooftop view from Korazim. Now to Bet Shemesh, then to Jerusalem.
redneckrhapsody.com Day 5 Israel Post - Jerusalem Day 1 (pt1) 1st Day in Jerusalem. Starting off from the Talpiyot district.
1st Day in Jerusalem. Starting off from the Talpiyot district.
redneckrhapsody.com Day 5 Israel Post (pt 2) - The day in Jerusalem did not disappoint. So much history, so many stories. The ancient road under the Via Dolorosa.
Part 2: The day in Jerusalem did not disappoint. So much history, so many stories. The ancient road under the Via Dolorosa.
www.redneckrhapsody.com Trina at the Western Wall exit with a giant mezuzah. .
Israel Day 5 – Jerusalem Day 1 – Part 3: Western Wall exit with a giant mezuzah.
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10 thoughts on “Who wants to go? Walking Talpiyot, Jerusalem, Israel Day 6”

    • Don’t wait we never know when our bucket’ll get dumped or too full?! We are going in Sept. if you want a group to hook up with.

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    • More than you can possibly imagine. My only advice is gone sooner rather than later. Because it will change the scripture in your heart for ever!

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  1. Wow, how beautiful! I love traveling to other countries, but never thought about traveling to Jerusalem before. You may have just added another location to my bucket list! Just walking through the local areas and taking in the sights and culture is my favorite. Its funny too, when I was in South Korea lately, they also had stores that you could just walk into and buy contacts on the spot! Apparently with licensed optometrists to help you out! Its funny what different countries regulate.

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    • I hope you do go to Israel. The whole country is amazing. It’s a shame that the US makes it so difficult to purchase prescriptions of all forms.

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