a few lines from the holy land

Although I’m currently writing from Rabat, Morocco, I’ve spent many hours on trains over the past several days, passing the time by editing batches of photos of my parents’ recent trip to Palestine and Jordan. We visited many points of importance and interest: the final resting places of Abraham and Jesus, the Dome of the Rock, Petra, the Qalandia Checkpoint.

light rail + family, jerusalem
light rail + family, jerusalem
hattas, khalil (hebron)
hattas, khalil (hebron)

It was a lot to digest. Taking in that much ancient history and then all those contemporary realities that need to be witnessed to be believed is a little bit like standing up too fast and having the blood rush to your head (but writ large. Levantine style). So the first photoset I’m posting from the trip is a bit on the abstract side – a group of various types of lines that begin to suggest some of the trajectories and borders that shaped our experience.

tile floor, bethlehem
tile floor, bethlehem
riot shields, western wall, jerusalem
riot shields, western wall, jerusalem

See the full slideshow here.

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