• 1931-Born in wloclawek to a wood craft „shnizers-artist” grandfather and father, had one 3 years older sister.(my mom)
• 1935-Family Moved to Konin, Kostek as a 4 years old boy started to practice carving/engraving wood works (as his father and Grandfather) which appeared very useful later on. The Grandfather left to Palestine at that time.
The time to visit Ramle, Arabic for Sand-City, is on Wednesdays. That is the day when Israel’s “Wandering Market” opens its stalls in a big empty lot In the Old City. It is the largest of the wandering markets of Israel, with hundreds of stalls selling everything from old saucepans to fashionable clothing. Israelis, from new immigrants to old-timers, fill the market, looking for a good buy
C’e una magica atmosfera all’interno della Citta Vecchia di Gerusalemme, atmosfera che non esiste in nessun’altra parte del mondno
Tutto questo forse deriva dalla sua storia millenaria che vede protagonisti gli antichi e gloriosi edifici di pietra o forse dalla sacralita dei luoghi che circonda i luoghi santi per l’Ebreo, il Cristiano ed il Mussulmano.
Photography arrived in Palestine in 1839, the same year in which Daguerre presented the photographic process to the world. In the following decades, the cameras of many European and American photographers regularly photographed Palestine. Photography was taken up as a new craft of Palestine’s local population as early as the 1860s when the Armenian Patriarch Issay Garabedian established a photographic workshop in Jerusalem to train young Armenians.
After suffering a series of tragic losses, Chicago natives Anna and Horatio Spafford led a small American contingent in 1881 to Jerusalem to form a Christian utopian society. The „American Colony,” as it became known, was later joined by Swedish Christians. The society engaged in philanthropic work amongst the people of Jerusalem regardless of religious affiliation, gaining the trust of the local Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities.