Sabbath Best

Shop keepers in Israel's big cities typically display their wares on the sidewalk, especially along the known tourist routes.  On a dreary overcast day in Nazareth (predominantly Muslim), this bright splash of color caught my eye. I shot this while hiking down the hill from the Basillica of Annunciation, site of the Virgin Mary's original home, trying not to … Continue reading Sabbath Best

Fire in the Hole!

Molten steel!  It takes teamwork and trust to successfully pour molten steel out of an extremely heavy ingot into a small mold.  The recipe for molten steel is iron ore and scrap metal, mixed and heated to 2,900 degrees. This is one of the last pours of molten steel that will come out of this … Continue reading Fire in the Hole!