jerusalem - old city
Living in Jerusalem never feels ordinary.
And then, sometimes, it strikes me!
What a beautiful, rich and amazing place this is! My home.
Here, a series of some impressions I shot in the old city of Jerusalem...
This collection was photographed on the 18th December 2019.
Jerusalem old city neighborhood
Temple Mount and Kotel - Wailing Wall
Walking on the roofs of the old city. Here, close to the Temple Mount, with the Mount of Olives on the horizon.
Life on the roof tops - old Jerusalem.
Below, the hustle and bustle of the markets and the endless passing of people.
Up here, it feels I'm in a village... with some chicken and cats, too.
I move on, towards the Western Wall, and I come across children on a school-break - playing in the open pedestrian streets.
The sun is low at this time of year... and day.
The shadows are long.
I spend some time here... observing the children.
I recognize myself - not so long ago. Friendships, running, laughing and mischievousness, naughtiness and also gossip... memories relived here.
Only a few steps from here, is the Western Wall, with the Temple Mount above.
This is the center of the world - some of us believe...
Just a few steps down the hill...
I leave the Kotel - Western Wall - and walk through a park towards Zion's Gate
View from the park playground, onto the Mount of Olives
I leave the old city through Zion's Gate.
Outside the walls the new city of Jerusalem begins...
Along the city walls there are green parks and beautiful places for relaxing.
I return to my car I had left in Mamilla neighborhood - in a parking garage below the mall.
Mamilla shopping mall
My ride back home - passing the Sultan's pool and the Cinemateque.
I end my photographic journey at the "tayelet", with a sunset view of the old city of Jerusalem.
Thank you for joining me today!