Highway 10 is an expressway in the South District of Israel. It is one of the longest roads in Israel, extending for nearly the entire border of Israel with Egypt from the Gaza Strip in the north to Sayarim junction in the south. Under a military security advisory, its entire 113-mile length is almost permanently off-limits to civilian traffic.
In 2011, the highway was shut down and declared forbidden. The percentage of dangerous encounters and casualties during this time of high alert was ferociously growing to be a risk too bold for both states. Only during two high holidays out of the year is this road granted access by civilians; Sukkot and Channukah.
December 29th, 2016 (Channukah), my good friend and colleague, Ms. Hila Fenlon invited myself and several others to ride motorcycles along Rt. 10 from 'Mashabei Sade', follow along Egypt, all the way to Eilat. 10 hours of riding motorcycles, with great friends, amazing views and the photographs to die for that very seldom are witnessed. Very few Israelis have experienced this breathtaking opportunity themselves.
Lucky for us the sun was shining, clear skies and no-one but the open road and the sound of a roaring Italian engine, and in Hila's case, a M.V. Agusta, Brutale Roadster 800 R.R. This bewildering experience and its views will forever be a mind-blowing rendezvous that will last a life time.
Along the way, down the windy and gently raised, rocky plateaus; where very few feet have stepped cautiously to the edge of major overlooks, I scrambled to find a few rocks and gathered up some dirt as a memorable token. Every place I have ever visited throughout my travels, I have collected a handful of soil and marked its coordinates on the vile. It's my way of displaying the trophy engaged experience that has moved me.
During this trip, I'd like to thank 'FujiFilm X Series US' for supporting this project.
All photographs were shot with FujiFilm, FujiFilm Xpro2.