My Recommendations

St. Anton Monastery,

a treasure in East Jerusalem
On Nablus Road, there is an impressive church with gorgeous stained glass and a beautiful courtyard featuring an evocative sculpture. In the monastery next to the church, there is a rare and extraordinary archive of still photography with approximately 25,000 pictures including photos from Albert Einstein’s visit to Jerusalem in 1923. These photographs were all taken by 19th century priests.

Color & light

The blue alley in the Old City
Deep in the heart of the Muslim quarter, in a less tourist-oriented area of the Old City, there is an alley in the market with wonderful light and a kaleidoscope of colors, making it a perfect spot for cinematography.

Mount of Olives Walk

Northern part of the Kidron Valley
For a change of pace, take this off-beat path at the bottom of the Mount of Olives and enjoy a lovely walk amidst the olive trees on your way to the Kidron Valley. This is a great location to film an interview about ancient Jerusalem.

American Colony Hotel

Hotel, Book Shop & Garden
The American Colony Hotel is my all time favorite hotel. People who appreciate beauty and design will love this place. It is a wonderful location to film, photograph, visit, or enjoy a meal. It has the most charming courtyard in the Middle East where you can dine outside in the garden in the summer. The book shop has a rich array of interesting books on local subjects. Movie stars, journalists and film crews all frequent the American Colony Hotel.

Sea of Galilee Pilgrim House

Built on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, this hotel is a perfect setting for cinematography. You can film a breathtaking sunrise over the Sea of Galilee. Central Christian sites such as Tabgha and Capernaum are close-by and easily accessible. The hotel is a very quiet, tranquil place and the beach is untouched. You can take in a wonderful view of the Sea of Galilee while sitting in the hotel’s café.