Model of the Dome of the Rock.

These following pictures were published this week from Martin Iqbal. He has gone to Palestine with Manal as part of our group. They both crossed the border last Saturday. Martin has been putting up many pictures of places they have so far visited, and of the village we will be staying. But these photographs really caught my eye. This model was made by a Palestinian man, called Sudki, who made the model whilst under Israeli detention(he is shown on the left in the bottom picture) It took him five years to make. His sentence was given to him for being politically active! He has used well over half a million coloured beads to painstakingly make this fabulous model which is now on display in a restaurant in Hebron.

Martin has kindly allowed me to share his pictures as long as I shared a link to his website. http://empirestrikesblack.com/

Methinks I will have to go and see this spectacular model myself….and check out the food…apparently the chicken stuffed with rice is something else. Yum!!!

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About shakingtheshadowsfromtheolivetrees

I have a massive case of wanderlust and plan to see as much of this beautiful planet as I can before I die. I love Egypt, which gave me my first taster of Arabic culture, since then I have travelled to a few Arabic-speaking countries. My idea of a nightmare is an all inclusive 5* hotel resort. I much prefer to stay in basic accommodation in amongst the locals. Some of the best food I have eaten has been street food...and incidentally some of the worst has been in a 5*hotel. This year has given me the opportunity to visit Palestine, a place I loved to read about when I was younger in my children's bible. I am sure it isn't going to disappoint.
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7 Responses to Model of the Dome of the Rock.

  1. Ruby Tuesday says:

    Amazing! Must have taken him some time.

  2. Beautiful. Have a wonderful time, I spent 2 months in Bethlehem a few years ago and it was really great, such warm, generous, kind-hearted people and excellent food. Have you read any Mahmoud Darwish?

  3. John Jordan says:

    Beautiful! I am sure that his faith and his dedication to his artwork kept him going through those years. Thanks to Sudki, Martin and you Lisa for sharing………

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