Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Saydoff courtyard - or what is left of it

and before, with roofs and businesses


D.C. Confidential said...

Comparisons like this are always so interesting. I never know if they're a mark of progress or regression.

JM said...

The still standing walls are beautiful! What are they going to do with them?

Esther said...

It's a mark of the times. Lots of buildings are "renovated" these days in Jerusalem by leaving the exterior walls, knocking down everything else and rebuilding the inside.
These buildings were built in 1911 by a rich Bukharan jew. The ground floor was for businesses and commerce and the first floor was residential. The houses were built around an interior courtyard.
I'm not sure what they want to do with them. But they're building "luxury appartments" everywhere in town. So...