I mentioned a walk to Solomon's Pools in a previous post and a friend, RL, sent me some recent pictures taken by Tamar Hayardeni of them and they illustrate Israel's water problem quite starkly:
a) lower pool:
b) lower pool:
c) middle pool:
d) upper pool:
In comparison, see these views from the Mandate period when they were a real swimming pool attraction (from the Matson Collection):
More, from Zev Rothkoff's site. And at Betar.