Yesterday we took a day trip to the dead sea - translated from Yam Hamelach ( sea of salt). Its an amazing place that ive visited many times... its like being in another world. Being the lowest point on earth where the water is literally full of salt...it is so silent and calm..with the rugged mountains on one side and a hazy view of Jordan across the water on the other... its quite hard to describe the feeling there...so here are some pics...

18 Comments:

  1. stephanie s said...
    such beautiful beautiful photos...
    tiel S-K said...
    I love the line work on the second photo. That would make a great artwork on a big canvas. Amazing place.
    Lina said...
    Beautiful photos of a really special place (it seems).

    I must visit the Dead Sea one day!
    Amy said...
    Wow, wow and double wow - what an amazing place. Thanks for sharing.
    lisa s said...
    so gorgeous... it's supposed to be really good for your health too...that water.... [to soak in, not drink :)]
    Angelina said...
    I just found your blog on Ullabenulla's link list.

    I have been to the dead sea only once. I loved it which is funny because I dislike the desert and hot weather. It's been ten years since I was last there and lately I've been having the strangest urge to return. We went on a day tour of it and though we had time to float in the water, I would like to have had the time to just hang out there a little longer.

    I carry the skin care line Ahava in my store which we found on the trip there. So when I use their products I feel like I'm putting a little magic on my skin.

    But nothing compares to being there in person.

    So you're in Israel right now? My father lives there and I haven't heard from him in a while. I just e-mailed him to see if he's alright. He's in Herzelia. Do you feel pretty safe where you are? Isn't most of the trouble near the border of Lebanon?

    Anyway, I enjoyed your pictures!
    Jo said...
    Apples today! You know how much I love your apples. thanks. And I love that moon thing too. And as for the Dead Sea.... Thank you for taking me there. Amazing.
    mangetsu said...
    These photos express silence very impressively. I can almost feel it. The colours are extraordinary. LOVE the last but two, looks like eternity. And sad, but in a lovely way.
    Shari said...
    julie, wow! gorgeous photos! i really enjoyed looking at them and will probably look at them again very soon. xo shari
    AnastasiaC said...
    beautiful!
    do you go swimming there? its suppose to be good for ailments and great for your skin!
    and the high salt content makes people bobble up and down, u cant sink!
    When I was in Israel I got some dead sea salt soap!
    maditi said...
    julie, amazing photos!! love that beautiful-strange-outerworldly feel!!
    simple me said...
    Amazing pictures!
    I've never been there but the idea of it being silent and calm is exactly what I feel when I look at the pictures.
    Sorry for calling it a beach. I know it isn't a place you can swim but for me it still is water and sky and bright light...
    Marieke said...
    Amazing pictures, Julie! It looks really like a different world.
    whizzme said...
    love the photos - I really would love to go there - it is an amazing place by the looks of it.
    ornamentea said...
    Wow. It looks so sculptural. Great photos.
    jessica said...
    wow, incredible photos.
    i know people who go and bathe for health benefits.
    beautiful.
    risa said...
    i visited the dead sea about 15 years ago. it is a special place. beautiful and you can feel the history. it has soul.
    Julie said...
    Thank you for your comments everyone!! As some of you mentioned - the sea is supposed to be good for ailments..it is a very special place.

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