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Medallion man ... Herb Hahn is the proud owner of an Endymion necklace

Mardi Gras is a festival and celebration amongst Catholics, ...
Old Torajan burial

Traditional Torajan baby graves a in tree

Water buffalo intended to be sacrificed

The Tau Tau carver at work

Indonesia is one of the most fascinating countries I have vi...
All smiles from a waitress at a hotel in Zanzibar

Claire’s husband, Yossi, and one of the local beauties

A full moon at low tide

On the way to Zanzibar, I used the five-hour flight to read ...

The proper management and utilization of trumps is an essent...


At a synagogue fundraiser, Ben, father of five children, won...
The Jewish population at the turn of the twentieth cent...
Swing time ... Mark in action

Mark with a golfing trophy

In the early 1960's, a group of four boys from Liverpool, En...
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Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones Photo: Flickr

Boats moored in the medieval town of Budva

Central Split along the Riva promenade

Sandwiched between a visit to Venice and Florence, my friend...


...thanks to the ladies of the CircleStory and photo&nb...

​To anyone who is prepared to listen, I'm always on about th...

George Bernard Shaw

He Shaw had a way with words did George Bernard​&n...

Illustration: Denis ShifrinRecalling the time a bunch of us&...
The canyon approach to Petra (Photos: Mike Altman, Baruch and Mimi Tanaman)

The Treasury, Petra’s most famous facade

Ancient mosaic church-floor map detailing the columns along Jerusalem's Cardo

An oasis of souvenirs in the Wadi Rum desert

Sights of Petra, from simple homes to palatial tombs, all carved into the mountainsides

Echoes of ancient desert caravans

The whole happy ESRA group in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert

There are some countries that as soon as you enter, you feel...

An Avoidance play is a technique whereby declarer, given a c...
Top: Bobby Darin, Ringo Starr, Roberta Flack, Paul Simon Bottom: ,Abba, Helen Reddy and Willie Nelson

All Photos: WikipediaSome slipped discs!Bobby Darin's: "Spli...
The Museum wing named after Sammy Ofer (Photo: Lydia Aisenberg )

The bust of Israeli shipping magnate Sammy Ofer in the National Maritime Museum, London (Photo: Flickr)

During a recent sojourn to London, I included a visit to Gre...
"My beautiful boat Eagle III"

Eagle III at her moorings

On December 15, 1986, Eagle III put out to sea from Cape Tow...
Negotiating one of the many locks

Henry Gild (left) and family enjoying a meal on board narrow boat Martha

Story and photos by Henry Gild​My wife Chippy and mysel...
Ladies show their skills at city's fair

For the third year running, ESRA Modiin has partic...