Local Photography

Hikers awaiting Refreshment at the Eighteenth…

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Hikers watching hungrily as Palestinian women make Ishraq on the saj. They will each get a piece accompanied by a small cup...

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Members of the Artas Folklore Troupe take a Break

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

These youngsters from the Artas Folklore Center's Ahya al Turath Folklore Troupe take a break away from the rest of the crowd.

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Pouring Coffee

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Hikers get a pick me up from Arabic Coffee poured from this ornate brass Ibriq.

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Meeting in the Valley of Encounters

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Some members of Ru'iya or Vision from Abu Dis and foreign guests in an encounter under a tree on a hill overlooking the Artas...

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Palestinian Women Resting under Shady Tree

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Some Palestinian women rest under the shade of a tree with the smell of freshly baked Ishraq on the Saj, and to the sounds of...

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The Convent of the Hortus Conclusus from a Distance

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Some of the foreigners participating from the Walking Palestine Hiking Group and the Jerusalem Women's Expat Group are torn..

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Leaping towards Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

A young hiker leaps down the hill as the Convent of Artas comes into view.

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Approaching the Village of Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

The hikers have arrived in Artas. To the right is the Artas Valley and the dramatically situated Convent of the Hortus...

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The Convent of the Hortus Conclusus or Enclosed Garden

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Built in 1901, the Convent of the Hortus Conclusus lies across the valley from the village of Artas and is an integral part...

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Abu Lutfi Approaching the Convent of the Hortus…

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Abu Lutfi and a member of the Artas Folklore Troupe round the bend that will take them on the bridge over the Artas Valley...

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