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TIG Newsletter, Issue #021 - Wadi Nisnas and Other Festivals
December 18, 2012
Welcome to the Galilee Newsletter - A monthly e-zine about the north of Israel and all that's new at this-is-galilee.com (TIG)
So here we are again at the festival season. Happy holidays to all!
HOLIDAY OF HOLIDAYS
With all the messages of hatred that we've heard recently, it was like a breathe of fresh air to feel the holiday atmosphere and see the mix of cultures packed into the streets of Wadi Nisnas. It was a reminder of the many positive things that you can only see in our wonderful country!
The 3rd International Birding Festival took place this year from the end of November and until 18th December. During the festival, events were held at several main birding sites including Hula Nature Reserve and Agamon Hahul in Upper Galilee and Gamla Nature Reserve in the Golan Heights.
As part of the festival, Sigal Eshet-Shefet opened an exhibition of works by local artists who have been inspired by birds. At her gallery in Shichzor in Rosh Pina, you can see works by 20 artists, using a variety of techniques: oil paintings, pen and ink, sculptures and photography.Among the exhibits are rare fashion photos by the photographer, Mula Eshet, one of the pioneers of fashion photography in Israel, who in 1962 photographed a model in a cage of flamingos at the legendary Tel Aviv zoo (see photo on right). In addition, you can see works by Aviva Sawicky who uses the medium of recycled paper bags to create amazing, vibrant pieces without a drop of paint!
Admission is free. There are two venues - the house of Professor Mar and in the lobby of Vilkomich's House in the Pioneers Settlement in Old Rosh Pina. The exhibition is open every day, 10:00-14:00 until 15th January, 2013. Highly recommended!
BUILDING A HOME IN ISRAEL
Meantime, we have been building a house in nearby Kfar Hananya and hopefully will be moving in at the end of the month. This is all exciting stuff but if you've ever built a house, you will know that it's been a year of ups and downs and no little frustration!
Next month, I will be writing about my move and giving some suggestions and recommendations about different building methods - just in case you're thinking of building a home in Israel!
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