February 13, 2015
Of all the places in Israel I wish I had more time at, Jerusalem would be number one on my list. The history in Jerusalem is almost overwhelming, I could have wandered the old city for days. In the short three days of my visit, I did get to take in the Western Wall, the Holocaust museum, the winding stone alleys of the old city, and some Jerusalem nightlife as well.
Also listened to way too much Matisyahu while there.
Other than that:
Russian photographer Mads Nissen has been awarded World Press Photo of the Year 2015 for his image of a gay couple in St. Petersburg. Photo manipulation was a huge issue this year, with judges disqualifying 20 percent of the submissions and not being able to award a third prize in the sports news category.