I briefly visited Jericho - which had just been handed over to Palestinian Authority a year earlier - in the summer of 1995. There was no way of getting there from Jerusalem by bus or anything, so we had to hitchhike from a checkpoint of the Israeli army, but it was easy to find someone who was willing to drive us into town. And although parts of the city looked like on this photo, people were friendly and helpful, you could drink a tea and chat with them, and I felt a general sense of hope in the air.

A few weeks after I was back in Germany, Yitzhak Rabin was killed and it seems like everything went downhill from there.

Taken on August 20 with the Nikon and the 50/1.8, film was Tri-X developed in Agfa Rodinal.

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