Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jerusalem, Capital of Israel - 8

Machane Yehudah is the open market - shuk - of Jerusalem. The busiest time there is Thursday and Friday morning when the whole city shows up there to stock up for Shabbat.

Jaffa Road is a main thoroughfare with no vehicular traffic. The Jerusalem light rail runs the entire course of the road. It has many stores and many buskers:

Two synagogue doors in the Old City. An area adjacent to Hurva square is home to four Sephardi synagogues that were closed every time I visited the area.

The Eliyahu HaNavi synagogue:

The Istanbuli synagogue:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jerusalem, Capital of Israel - 7

More from Jerusalem, the most spiritual city in the world.

Machane Yehudah is the main shuk in Jerusalem. In recent years it's also become a hot spot for restaurants and cafés:

In the arab quarter of the Old City, streets are lined with vendors selling almost anything 😉:

On Jewish Quarter Street in the Old City:

 Nachlaot is an old neighborhood near the city center. This is one of the picturesque synagogues tucked into a corner a block from Machane Yehudah:

Monday, July 3, 2017

Jerusalem, Capital of Israel - 6

Walking the streets of Jerusalem is a feast for a street photographer. No matter where you look there's interesting faces and people.

Old arab at the market by Damascus Gate:

Harpist playing near Jaffa Gate:

Chatting in the Jerusalem Shuk - Machane Yehuda:

Arab couple (or trio) in Mamilla Mall - the upscale mall near the Jaffa Gate.
There is NO apartheid in Israel: