Two weeks ago I took a trip to the Maaleh Adumim area. Located between Jerusalem and Jericho, it has its name ("Red Assents") because in the downward trip from Jerusalem to Jericho and the Dead Sea, it is the only ascent, and a lot of the stones in the area are reddish.
Also located in this area is a museum of Mosaics, all from the area, mostly from the Byzantine period.
So here are a few photos:
[image:an intermittent spring in the Judean desert, Wadi Kelt.]
[image: Canyon walls at Wadi Kelt.]
[image: Me at Wadi Kelt.]
[image: view of the Maaleh Adumim area, from inside ruins of a small fort.]
[image: Windows, Byzantine period.]
[image: small part of Mosaic synagogue floor, from Gaza, Byzantine period.]