ACRE

Eng:

Have you ever wondered if time travel is possible? Did you ever wanted to find some peace and quiet and still visit and explore at your own pace a beautiful place? What would you say if I tell you that you can find all of those things in a single location?

In the following images you are going to discover Acre which is an old city port based in Israel. At first we thought that perhaps there is a holiday or maybe not that many people live there because of all of that quietness, but we were definitely mistaken.

After exploring the city, we were about to call it a day when we spotted something interesting. A couple of people, we could tell they were locals by the market bags they were carrying, some with vegetables and bread others with cleaning products, were disappearing into the wall. Even though it sounds like we were in a Harry Potter movie, we weren’t.

Of course that we decided to have a look, which we did and for our surprise, revealed us the passage to the actual Acre. This trespassing was amazing because we left the quiet streets with hanging mannequins and handmade decorations and we found ourselves in a completely different place. It was crowded, loud, street food kiosks everywhere, fishing net and boats all around us. I must tell you, it was quite something.

So we begun wondering around, photographing the locals activities, views and the fresh goods that filled the merchants tables. Everywhere you go in Israel you must know that the sun will follow, and you just have to deal with it however you can. Therefore we bought some cold ice Coke’s and we ended our visit on the wall that surrounded the port, facing the mad sea that was smashing angrily wave after wave underneath us.

Love,

J.A.

Ro:

Te-ai intrebat vreodata daca este posibila calatoria in timp? Ai vrut vreodata sa ai parte de liniste si pace dar in acelasi timp sa explorezi un loc frumos dupa bunul tau plac? Ce ai zice daca ti-as spune ca poti gasi toate acestea intr-un singur loc?

In urmatoarele imagini o sa descoperi Acra, un oras port vechi aflat in Israel. La inceput am crezut ca poate este vorba de vreo sarbatoare sau poate ca nu locuiesc prea multi oameni pe acolo, toate acestea datorita acelei linisti ce predomina pe micutele strazi. Dar vai ce ne-am inselat!

Dupa ce am vizitat orasul si eram pe punctul de a ne lua talpasita, am vazut ceva interesant. Cativa oameni, ne-am dat seama ca erau localnici dupa pungile de piata care umplute cu legume si paine, care cu produse de curatat, dispareau prints-un perete. Desi suna ca o secventa dintr-un film Harry Potter, nu e cazul.

Bineinteles ca am decis sa aruncam o privire si asta am si facut, iar spre surprinderea noastra, am descoperit pasajul catre adevarata Acra. Aceasta trecere a fost una deosebita pentru ca lasam in urma noastra linistea stradutelor impodobite cu manechine si decoratiuni handmade si ne-am trezit intr-un loc cu totul si cu totul diferit. Era aglomerat, galagios, chioscuri cu mancare peste tot plus plase de pescuit si barci. Trebuie sa va spun, chiar era ceva wow.

Abia din acel moment am inceput vizita propriu zisa, fotografiind activitatile localnicilor, imprejurimile si produsele proaspete ce umpleau tarabele vanzatorilor. Oriunde te-ai duce in Israel, trebuie sa stii ca soarele te va urma, si trebuie sa rezisti asa cum poti tu. Asadar, ne-am cumparat cate o Coca-Cola rece ca gheata, incheindu-ne vizita pe zidul ce inconjura portul si tinea piept marii nervoase ce spargea val dupa val sub noi.

Love,

J.A.