Monday, April 2, 2012

1948 on the way to Jerusalem

 The Israeli "Burma Road" was a makeshift bypass road between the general vicinity of kibbutz Hulda and Jerusalem. 
It was used to transfer food and supplies to Jerusalem during the 1948 blockade.
1948 convoy to jerusalem.

After a small color fix this looks more like Israeli colors :-)

This next photo is the exact same ambulance truck as sean in the colorized photo. 
It is being towed by a tractor up a hill.
Note the same small cracks to the left of the David star, as they appear also in the first colorized photo.


  1. HI!
    Great work Avi,
    my only comment is that the light has european filling. Israeli light is some what brighter and the atmosphere has more haze to it.

    1. You are absolutely right!
      I was looking for the winter feel (since everyone has long sleeves) where there is less dust in the air.
      But the olive trees should not be so green, it's very European as you said.
      thank you for your comment.

  2. Hi,
    My wife and I write for a national professional magazine, which is all free gratis on everyone's part. The article that we are writing is "The Burma Road (Israel)", which being 1948 is all black and white images. We cannot pay much, but would you be interested in colorizing some images, where you will at least get your work in print.