Saturday, December 31, 2011

Solomon's Pools

I mentioned a walk to Solomon's Pools in a previous post and a friend, RL, sent me some recent pictures taken by Tamar Hayardeni of them and they illustrate Israel's water problem quite starkly:

a) lower pool:

b) lower pool:

c) middle pool:

d) upper pool:

In comparison, see these views from the Mandate period when they were a real swimming pool attraction (from the Matson Collection):

More, from Zev Rothkoff's site. And at Betar.


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