It has been a week now since we left the desert and wandered stubbornly back to the city, figuratively kicking the sand with the toes of our shoes. The Negev desert and the Mitzpe Ramon crater are places which force you to contemplate your inner thoughts and feelings, your purpose in life, your life journey so far, and where that journey might take you (or where you would like to take it!). It is mystical, secretive, brutal and achingly beautiful.
Enough said. Enough to look and refect on life…..
Mizpe Ramon is fascinating place in the Negev desert. I’ve never been to a desert before, and the trip from Jerusalem to Mizpe Ramon is one that I will not soon forget. The desert landscape is mistical and after while, it starts to really affect you as you travel through the sun. scrub and sand. Have you ever seen an oasis before? Now I really understand the meaning of the word….
My husband ( I love this photo – he is laughing as his towel is blown in the wind)
and I decided to treat ourselves to a a few days at a beautiful hotel called “Beresheet“. The hotel is built on the edge of an enormous natural crater that stretches out towards the horizon and down from a dizzing height. The hotel is meant to resemble a desert village with little cottages and townhouses made from local stone. There are wild ibixes that roam the grounds and surrounding desert, and tomorrow I am hoping to be lucky enough to take a few photos of them. Tomorrow also brings with it an evening photography workshop hosted by Irus Hayun-Rosenfeld, a local photographer.
Here are some of the results from our trip down and an evening spent behind my lens…..and by the pool… (more tomorrow……)