The letters of our thoughts are the ideas present in our mind before they come to realization . . . Thoughts that are, yet not felt . . . The words of the subconscious . . . of the soul . . .

These are the LETTERS OF MY THOUGHTS.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Year in Review -a photo essay

As the year draws to a close, I thought it would be nice to take a trip through my many travels over the course of the year . . .
I managed to be in at least two countries every month . . .
I know most of the pictures were featured here before - for the rare few of you who have managed to follow my blog for that long, I hope you accept my apologies.
Let me wish all of us, a good sweet year in the revealed sense, in all matters -both physical and spiritual . . . with the greatest blessing of all: Moshiach NOW!

(Most of) The cities featured in this post:


(Note: Suburbs such as Trakai [near Vilnius] and Gora kalwaria [Gur, near Warsaw -which wasn't shown below due to technical reasons] and cities in the US have not been shown)



Cheshvan:

Warsaw























Kazimierz



Majdanek




Lublin



Kislev:

The Rebbe's Wedding anniversary





Lithuania

Druskininkai








Trakai



Kovno




Teves

Warsaw


Ukraine
Zhitomer



Medzibuzh


Kiev


Shvat

New York










Warsaw



Pre-Purim





Lithuania










Adar

Prague













The group


A Fiddler With out a Roof



Warsaw

Purim


Sgt. Poland's Happy Hearts Club







The Real Men in Black -Lezajsker guests

Lezajsk (Lezhensk)








'and we got to see the sunset over the fields of Galicia.'




Nissan



Lublin



Bilgoraj







Lithuania







Klaipeda





Amsterdam







Iyar

Joshua Tree, California





























Warsaw

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Sivan

Hel
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A local . . . but he lived in Detroit . . . well from near Detroit . . . well actually it was Canada, but . . .

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The tip of Hel (no, this is not a Joke)

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Leba

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Gdansk


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"Gdansk is a true Polish city ,at least according to my guidebook. True it was controlled by the Prussians and then later the Germans for the past 600 years under the name Danzig -continues the guidebook . . . which is why it looks Amsterdam . . .which is in Holland -not Germany . . . but now the people are all Polish (because the Germans were expelled). True, adds the Guidebook, that most of the tourist are German -so almost everyone speaks German . . . oh, and the locals speak Kashubian . . . but the signs are in Polish. So, concludes the guidebook, one can clearly see that Gdansk is a truly Polish city.

This is History -Polski style."

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Tammuz

Lithuania



The fall of communism -a former Soviet Factory


Made in the USSR


Windows in Vilna




The Vilner Gaon . . . I think


The Dark Lord errr Gediminas


The Neris


The Gediminas Castle


Vilnius











Trakai








































The sun after a storm


Hevel tinokos shel beis rabban -Mipi ollalim v'yonakim yisad'ta
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Av

Simferopol, Ukraine








Bakhchisaray


Notice that the house is built into the mountain.














Akiva practices 'falling'


The Shuls




















Stuck in a rut?


Gate to the cemetery




Eating lunch.











Berlin, Germany



Baruch -the youngest camper.


The Reichstag




The Brandenburg Tor


Humboldt -the Rebbe's University









France

Troyes






















Rashi's shul














Paris










Tefillin 1000 feet up
















In the Pletzel











Camp Games



The good guys


Off to find the bad guys . . .


The first counselor is found . . .



Looking . . .


The second counselor






Capturing a camper.


Finding the bad guys.

Euro Disney



The real tricolore.


Welcome to the France of the future.





















End of Camp





Camp Play



Elul

Venice
































Los Angeles -Home Again











A Good year to all!

2 comments:

C.Y. Fried said...

For a year with its own list of trials and tribulations, it was a year of great moments and experiences that were important and unforgettable. Thank you for summing it up so well in your photo recap.
To many more...

Mottel said...

How well you've put it!
Na zdrowie!