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Lunch in Jaffa

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 23, 2014

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Our tour finished by the Jaffa marina. The eagle is a decoration on a tour boat. The clock sculpture below is just below the old lighthouse.

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We ate lunch at Dr. Shakshuka (shakshuka is a mixture of sauteed vegetables in tomato sauce, topped by poached eggs). ┬áIt is located on Beit Eshel street, in a rather rundown area. Eating there is an experience. Not sure I’d go back by myself, but it was fine for a group outing.

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The ceiling is decorated with dozens of old cooking pots and primus (kerosene) stoves.

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The walls are covered with magazine and newspaper clippings about the restaurant. I like the position of these two guys studying the menu, with the owner’s face staring out of the picture frames.

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I haven’t been in Israel long enough to remember when the currency was in liras. The bills, worth almost nothing now, were tucked under the plexiglas table cover.

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More Shots of Jaffa

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 23, 2014

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(Above) Alley in Old Jaffa

(Below) Doorway to nowhere. Well-preserved door mounted against a stone wall.

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Another doorway to nowhere:

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Enclosed balconies across from the marina:

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Random Shots of Jaffa

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 23, 2014

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These are a few snapshots I took when I went with my old work group to Jaffa for a half-day trip.

Children’s chairs in a furniture store:

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Seafood restaurant on Retsif Ha-aliyah Ha-shniya:

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Facade of an Ottoman period gate to a courtyard (Yefet street near the clock).

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Re-used stones in the wall of the Mahmediyya mosque (by the fountains).

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View of Tel Aviv from the Abraham Schechterman Garden:

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