Jerusalem Distrct, Simtat Ha Ma'ayan, Watercolor/Pen

Simtat Ha Ma'ayan, Jerusalem District
This is a beautiful little building that I was unable to identify on Google Map, but you can see it by searching the title.  If you follow the road left, it leads to a small main street that's charming


  1. This lovely little picture brought me from The virtual Paintout to your website, and I spent a few pleasant hours looking through your work. I clicked "love" or "like" on some of them, but really I liked them all, just some more so.

    I wanted to tell you about the building in this painting. It was the mosque of the Palestinian village of Ein Karem before the establishment of the State of Israel. The Palestinian inhabitants of this pretty little village fled from the Israeli army, and saved their families but lost their homes and properties. They were never allowed to return. The mosque was built at the site of "Mary's Spring," where Mary, mother of Jesus, was believed to have stopped on her way to visit the mother of John the Baptist. (Muslims also revere Mary. There is a whole chapter in the Qur'an named after her.)

    1. Hello Alajnabiya. I've thought of you and wonder how you are. I'ld like to hear from you :)

  2. Thank you for visiting my site and taking the time for such a thoughtful comment. I'll google the village-how interesting, and informative for others who may look.