The 9th of March, 2012, a weekend. I’m Lilia, 50, a chemist from Israel.
I’d like to tell you a story of 2 parts. The first of ‘em is a holiday one, it’s devoted to my visit of Jaffa flea market. You’ll see a lot of interesting things and different people, a great deal of sun and colourful views.
Part two is usual but also interesting and bright. You’ll see our visit to Rehovot and get acquainted with modern standards of housing, city landscape and garden design. Also I’ll show you a visit to a bakery, our lunch and something else.
I had 2 reasons to visit the flea market: I had to buy something to put into the entrance hall of our block of flats and I wanted to try my new camera.
We should have got up earlier but we like to sleep, especially our son of 17. He’s still sleeping under our cat’s control)))
Our breakfast was simple and foody. I took the map showing how to get to the parking near the flee market and we started.
Our hall, my husband and I.
The weather is wonderful!
On the way to Jaffa.
Here we are. Jaffa flea market is some streets with shops but today is a market day and you can see a lot of things standing in the streets. I was here 5 years ago in a week day and didn’t have any problems with parking. So, we go on to the parking place.
But it is overcrowded, we try another one and can’t find a free place again(
And we continue looking for a parking place.
While we’re moving slowly in the river of cars and people I’m shooting everything I see on the way.
This is the owner of the parking place where we could park our car.
And this is the parking.
Very close to the parking you can see a site where Israel builders work.
While waiting to my husband trying to park our car I visit an antique shop, have a little talk to its mistress Gila (in the photo above) and make some photos.
Everything is great, isn’t it?
On saying “bye” to a talkative Gila, I go out and see some funny posters: “Clients wanted! Those who want to buy, like good service, have a sense of humor and working credit card. Entrance is free! You pay only if you buy! How’s the idea? Great, isn’t it?”
On the poster with a big men they wrote: “Shooting is forbidden!” I took a photo and… nothing happened)
Some more photos from the street.
Someone likes to be shot and asks for advertising
and someone doesn’t.
People are having rest and I buy a brooch instead of ficus I need for the hall.
The red things in the right corner are not candles. They’re painting rollers.
Byers and passers by.
Coins, coins, coins…
The master of coins)
Some more pictures…
The men in cute costumes in the photos above are sellers.
Dolls, mmm. I like ‘em.
Here you can see old match boxes (1940 – 1970). Each of ‘em costs about 2 euros. And in the right photo each thing has the same price.
Things, things, things. The’re everywhere!
I’m having orange juice. Now we’ll start to Bat Jam.
We go and see a mosque, an advertisement of emergency rescue, and other things:
Ariel Bakery. We bought 10 plain rolls for 3 euros and continue our way to Rehovot.
Research Institute named after Weitzman.
A beautiful new house, beautiful flowers and a sign “Don’t walk dogs!”.
A hall of the beautiful house.
I took my parcel and we started back at about 3 pm. On the way we see:
10 minutes and we’re back in Bat Yam.
Somebody decided to decorate bushes near our entrance hall)))
Our cat, our oven and the time.
Now it’s time to unpack my parcel from the US: a couple of tunics, a coat and a rain-coat. I like orange as you see)
My rain-coat and the time.
My husband at the table and our cat under it.
I’m eating the plain rolls we bought at the bakery.
One more lover of rolls)))
It’s time for evening Saturday candles.
When they’re on an orthodox Jew must stop their work, turn off the electric lights, computer, camera and so on. But I’m not an orthodox Jew and I’m making a report, so, I looked through the photos made, chose the best and now you see the result of my work.
Thanks for being with us!
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