Art in my everyday life

Jerusalem German Abbey
Dormitian Abbey and Monastery

I haven’t had much time to work lately because of the end of the year school activities of my girls. Lili’s choir, Bat Kohl had a concert at the Dormitian Abbey and Monastery in Jerusalem on Friday; I decided to do a little photo shoot in this beautiful and historic site.

German church in Jerusalem
Dormitian Abbey and Monestary

The Dormitian Abbey and Monastery is a German Benedictine church established at the end of the 20th century. The Ottomans gave the land to the Germans and they rebuilt the abbey at the top of Mount Zion to commemorate the Virgin Mary.

mosaic details
peace dove mosaic in the Dormitian Abbey

German monks clad in brown robes can be seen gliding through the abbey. The church is filled with beautiful mosaics and stained glass windows.

Jerusalem landscape
view outside the Dormitian Abbey

After the choir concert, we wandered outside to wait for Lili; this is the view outside the abbey, on the top of Mt. Zion.

Zion Gate
Zion Gage

The scenery bekoned me further up the path, away from the abbey to the huge and impressive Zion Gate, one of four gates into the Old City of Jerusalem.

ancient stones
Emili outside the Zion Gate of Jerusalem

Emili passed through the Zion gate into the Armenian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, one of four quarters of the city. The stones under the gate are smooth and hard to walk on; you can drive through the gate.

girl's choir Tel Aviv
Bat Kohl Girls Choir

This is Lili’s choir group, the Bat Kohl girls of Tel Aviv, directed by Anat Morahg. Lili is the blond in the center with a big smile on her face! You can see the girls performing here and here, enjoy!