A festival in the Israeli wilderness promoted love around the world, and I took a lot of photos there
Check out my cool photos of people camping, singing and being awesome together at the annual Rainbow Gathering last week.
At Rainbow Gatherings, massive crowds camp and celebrate together in the wilderness, a little like Burning Man. All is free (even food and water), and campers form communities overnight.
The first gathering was held in the U.S. in 1972, and these gatherings have since spread around the world. That's how I ended up at the Israeli Rainbow Gathering last week, where I took a lot of photos ...
Jam sessions broke out spontaneously all the time.
Flowers bloom all over the place during springtime in Israel.
Xylophones are underrated. If you walk through the woods, and you hear a xylophone, you'll walk toward it. And by you, I mean me.
Signs occasionally pointed the way between forest paths. I still got lost, of course.
A group of us painted watercolors for a while.
People did art projects in workshops and on their own.
The gathering was in the middle of western Israeli farmland.
Two people have a meditative moment while they wait for lunch. People made lunch and dinner in huge batches and gave it all away. Because humans have been super into sharing for thousands of years.
A man plays a hand drum, a new instrument with an ancient, ethereal sound. I've actually written about these instruments before, but this was the first one I heard in person. I even got to try it out!
I came across a lot of interesting sights by surprise.
Sunsets in nature are the best.
Though some areas were quite crowded, there were plenty of quieter spots for sweet moments.
Someone boils water for coffee over a fire. I got a lot of practice building fires here.
Groups of tents became a bit like neighborhoods.
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