Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Caloric dream

Oriental confections with lots of sugar. A dream...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Judaica in the open-air market

A whole lot of judaism related items: shofar (horns blown for the jewish New Year), blessings for the home, books of psalms, candleholders, CDs, etc.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Machane Yehuda open-air market

I've never been a great fan of open-air markets, even less when the open-air market was the scene of terrorist attacks in the past. Nevertheless, I went today to the Machane Yehuda open-air market and quite enjoyed the atmosphere, the colors, the scents and even, yes, even the crowded and narrow alleyways. Prepare yourself for a series of pictures from today on.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Building never stops in Jerusalem

As evidenced by the chute from the balcony.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A corner of Tuscany in Israel

At least, this is what this house reminds me.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Once upon a time

There was a little railway station. Then the trains stopped to come. And after a long time, a new station was constructed, far away from the older one. And weeds and neglect and even squatters were left.

Today the tracks nearby are the location for cultural events such as the book festival in May, various fairs and even the projection of films during the summer evenings. The gates and windows of the station are shut down, replaced by pictorial renditions of the life that once was.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Jerusalem YMCA

Opposite the King David Hotel.

A plot of land in the “West Nikephoria” section of Jerusalem was purchased from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate with funds donated by the International Committee of the North American YMCA, the British National Council and a group of Jewish friends in Manchester, England. The cornerstone was laid in 1928 by Lord Plumer, the British high commissioner for Palestine. http://www.jerusalemymca.org/ENG/History/History.html

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Of the Palace Hotel, constructed during the British Mandate in the late 1920s, only the exterior walls remain. Heavy scaffolding is maintaining the structure in place. Behind the walls, a frantic building activity is taking place.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Museum of Italian Jewry - a Window

On Hillel Street, the Museum of Italian Jewry doubles as a synagogue. On Shabat, when the museum is closed, the whorshipers can browse through the exposition after the prayers. In the honor of the Italian week, which opened this week, the flags of Italy are flapping in the courtyard.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wholesale vegetable and fruits market

This market is in Givat Shaul, in the north east of Jerusalem.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Two goats in the sky

No, it is not one story of Shalom Aleichem or a Chagall's picture. Lots of artists want to offer a sample of their work as a gift to the holy city. So Jerusalem is sown with pieces of art nobody quite knows what to think about. One example is this "sculpture" of two goats, maintained in the sky by lots of cables...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Reproduction on a wall

of a very well known map of the world, with Jerusalem in the center.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Aleph - First letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Disseminated in the Malcha technological garden, all the letters and the vowels of the Hebrew alphabet.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Theme Day: Metal - Charity box (pushke) at a bus stop

This metal box is affixed to a bus stop. On the box, the name of the charity, Ezra and Shulamit charity in honor of Rabbi Meir Baal Hanes. The charity also indicates it distributes food to needy families, orphans and widows. The phone number of the charity also appears. People can insert money through the slot at the top.

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