Cycling the West Bank

Text & Picture: Schilling

Loveme’s Hannes Schilling currently lives in Jerusalem and we are happy to share some photographs he took this year.

Two weeks ago, I’ve been on a bike trip through the west bank. The size of entire Israel, including Palestine, is not bigger then the land of Hessen. So it is actually possible to bike in half an hour from Jerusalem to Ramallah – in half an hour in a different world. After you cross the degrading wall, colors fly in your eyes, like if you were high on mushrooms. Cabs are completely dark yellow, sunshades will be like rainbows and shops will be filled with every color you can imagine. It feels good being in Palastine.