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10km Race with the Blind

Posted by Avital Pinnick on October 13, 2014

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Mon. Oct. 13. We got a bright and early start (well, not too bright–I was waiting for my ride in the dark at 5:45 a.m.). We ran Ro’im Rahok, a 10-kilometer race in which blind runners with escorts compete against sighted runners. It’s held at Beit Oved near Tel Aviv, at the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (see article about last year’s race for more info; if you read Hebrew and you want to participate next year, the race is sponsored by Sportweb). I took these photos with my iPod. I don’t have any photos of the race itself, because I’m not good at photographing and racing at the same time, but it was a great event. They closed one side of route 42 for the race.

We had to drive through the starting line to get to the parking lot around 7 a.m.

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The running race starts at the same time as the tandem cycling race for the blind, with sighted volunteers.

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After the race we spent some time in the kennels with the dogs. The Guide Dog Center is open for visitors and offers tours. If you haven’t been there, it’s a nice activity for kids. There are small picnic and park areas, dog areas, a fish pond, puppies, and, of course, lots and lots of golden retrievers.

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Obstacle course. These dogs must undergo an incredible amount of training!

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Metal maze for dogs.

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Drum circle after the awards ceremony.

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Two of my teammates (Cisco League) in the kennel.

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Morning of Election Day 2013

Posted by Avital Pinnick on January 24, 2013

Election Day

January 22, 2012, was election day in Israel. I took my iPod along and took some surreptitious photos. The first photo shows the voting slips inside the polling station. Some 30 parties were running in this election.

Photo below is a wall chart that explains the voting slips and translates them. That certainly clarifies things! 🙂

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Sealed envelope with my ballot.

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Checked off on the voter list.

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Voting….

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Processional at Duomo

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 8, 2012

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Candle-lit procession from Duomo, around baptistery, headed somewhere to the south but we were too tired to follow.

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Guitarist by Uffizi

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 8, 2012

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Uffizi

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 8, 2012

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Just wandering around at night

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Ponte Vecchio

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 8, 2012

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Florence at Sunset

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 8, 2012

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An iPod doesn’t do justice to the scene. Fortunately, I had the DSLR.

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Piazzale Michelangelo

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 8, 2012

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Hiked up to see the view. Lots of photographers and tourists. A young Israeli woman with an L class lens told me it cost 11,000 NIS (close to 3000 USD). Glad that Baruch heard because before he thought my lenses were expensive!

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Ponte Vecchio

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 8, 2012

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Ponte Vecchio

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 8, 2012

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Covered with jewelry shops

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