Rick Steves' The Holy Land: Israelis and Palestinians Today This hour-long special weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives. In Israel, we go from the venerable ramparts of Jerusalem to the vibrant modern skyline of Tel Aviv. In Palestine, we harvest olives near Hebron, visit a home in Bethlehem, and pop into a university in Ramallah. We also learn about security walls, disputed settlements, and the persistent challenges facing the region.
Glenkiln Sculpture Park near Dumfries: this park was founded by Sir William Keswick who was a pal of the famous artist Henry Moore, who has four sculptures displayed through the grounds. There are no signposts to the bronze-coated figures, so finding the art is a challenge itself, but the prize is to see works including Moore’s King and Queen and Two Piece Reclining figure, John the Baptist by Auguste Rodin and The Visitation by Jacob Epstein.
The Talking Head Stane. One of the Seven Stanes. It is made from a 1.5 tonne glacial granite boulder and looks south towards Ae village and the Solway. The stane has a carved mouth, ears and eyes and is inscribed with the translation of a Norwegian poem.