View of Ramallah from its tallest building


View of Ramallah’s tallest building


Al Manara Square – The center of Ramallah


One of the Lions in Al Manara representing one of the original founding families of Ramallah. No idea why he’s wearing a wrist watch.


Neither Stars nor Bucks, but decent coffee 🙂


Mural in downtown Ramallah


No, this is not a gentlemen’s club… It’s a hair salon. “Saloon” means “salon” in Arablish


Yummy green olive pizza and Italian chicken sandwiches


Pronto – The Italian restaurant where I spend entirely too much time


Inside Pronto. Mmmmmm red wine…


The good old days


Pronto looks out over the Ramallah Municipality Park


Zan, the bar where everybody knows your name
(I took this pic on a weekday – weekend nights, it’s hoppin’)


Ziryab coffee house


All the artwork on the walls is done by the owner


Sangria’s lovely beer garden


Sangria’s lovely beer garden


Palestine’s lovely beer, Taybeh. Taste the Revolution.


Snobar outdoor cafe and public pool on a long, lazy summer Sunday


Taaaaaaaybeeeeeeeehhhhhhh……


Ramallah at dusk


My friend John’s wedding in a church in Ramallah


A pretty corner in this lovely church


Poster for Circus Behind the Wall


Palestinian Circus School – adult training session


My first Trapeze lesson


Ramallah Cultural Palace


Concert at the French Cultural Center by a mixed Palestinian and international group


There had to be one, right?


Jawwal, Palestine’s cell phone company, has a swanky new headquarters


Plaza Mall in Al Bireh just north of Ramallah


Bir Zeit University, the most prestigious university in Palestine, a few miles north of Ramallah


Acqua Viva – A fun park north of Ramallah


The Freedom Theater in Jenin Refugee Camp


Harvesting olives in Salem village, near Nablus


All the land in the photograph (except the most distant mountains) belongs to Salem, but Israeli settlers have built an Israeli-only road as well as an enormous trench through it and taken control of huge areas of it


While shepherds watched their flocks by night…


View of Salem village from the fields


Harvesting those dusty dark lavender fruits


My friend’s horse


Another friend in a tree


Me in a tree


Me not in a tree


A friend on a horse


Palestinian Zorro?

These pictures are from a trip to Palestine in 2007. Click here to view pictures from my next trip, which took place in 2009.

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