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Within Jerusalem, there is the completely walled-in Old City with it's seven gates. Inside the walls, eveything is built-up. The Old City is divided into Jewish-, Armenian-, Muslim- and Christian quarters.The only way that you know you have entered the area of another quarter, is that the style has changed. The buildings, the people, communication, etc.


This is a street in the Jewish quarter. Very neat and clean. Everything is paved and cladded over. Sometimes I was reminded of a plush resort.


Have a great weekend.



comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Apr 2016, 03:20
Wot...no ham in these burgers!
Louis: Wot's in a name, eh? smile
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2016, 06:14
Jolie rue encadré de pierres, les maisons et les remparts.
Louis: Ces pavés sont utilisés partout dans Jérusalem. Il est constitué de calcaire de pavés.
Clean nad neat indeed Louis! Was it raining?
Have a great weekend.
Louis: A light rain fell every now and then, during the morning. Thank you Richard.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2016, 06:35
Is that part of the outer wall of the city, Louis?
Louis: It is part of the outer walls, before the current outer walls. As I have indicated previously, the city has shifted in the more than 4,000 years of existence, meaning the walls also shifted. I guess that walled cities were always pushing against those walls.
I have a feeling Coca-Cola is in all 4 quarters, Louis!
Louis: Coca-Cola and McDonalds are in Israel as well. I found the 'kosher' sign on a McDonalds wall quite interesting
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2016, 06:55
Well it must be interesting to walk around and suddenly find you are in a different quarter Louis
Louis: Yes, it was. Moving from the clean and ordered Jewish quarter right into the hustle and bustle of an eastern market in the Muslim quarter, is an experience.
We have to be careful in what we say these days Louis, as criticism of actions of the Israeli state are interpreted as antisemitic. I like all peoples and enjoy varied cultures, that's one reason why I want the UK to remain a part of the EU.
Louis: I read up about the MP issue. In SA we will soon have local level elections. The ruling party is reeling under the impacts of recent activities of their leader, who refuses to resign. Trying to defuse the situation, they are playing racist and apartheid cards. A white woman who was irritated by the busloads of people who goes to the beach on New Years day, likened them to monkeys on Twitter. The uproar was deafening. Not a story in the same vein as the MP incident, but it still demonstrates the impact of Twitter. It has lead to the downfall of many people.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Apr 2016, 08:02
Yes, I remember the Jewish quarter with the warm Jersusalem stone.
Louis: Yes, and those stones are slippery when wet.
How unusual to see rocks and buildings combined like this. It is unusual to me anyway.
Louis: What looks like rocks are stuccoed remnants of ancient buildings and city walls. Maybe they are of some importance.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2016, 10:11
I have just googled Kosher Burgers - no surprises - they are available all over the world.
Louis: Even the McDonalds in Israel sport big 'kosher' signs.
really liking the dynamic range in this shot. is that money changer's signboard up there?
Louis: Thank you, Ayush. I wouldn't know about the signboard, since there is no accompanying shopfront and I can't read Hebrew. Maybe there is a changer on a higher floor in the building. I remember seeing the sign and wondered about it, myself.
modern and ancient in one frame...
Louis: A very interesting place to visit, Larry.
I wouldn't have expected to see a burger bar there to be honest.
Louis: I have seen McDonalds in Jerusalem, Brian.
the paving stones really shine and it looks like a clean part of the city Louis... it's strange to see tables with plastic chairs with ancient stone walls behind them....petersmile
Louis: Strange things abound in ancient cities like this, I guess.
No integration then? I have to echo what Chad says. Any criticism of the Government of Israel, its words or deeds can reap a torrent of abuse that you are anti-Semitic. I find that very sad
Louis: Just as integrated as most western countries - somehow, people of a kind end up in the same neighbourhood. I have replied something about the impact of Twitter to Chad. In the US, Donald Trump is getting away with it.
The flag rather gives the game away smile
Louis: It says we are in Israel. The gent advancing in orthodox clothing, indicates a Jewish neighbourhood.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 May 2016, 08:14
There is so much to see in this single picture. The street-name in 3 languages... Coca-Cola and the flag.. Amazing that they all have there quarters. Can they go freely from one into the other??
I read your replies.
BTW, one day Ginnie and I were in Antwerp on a Saturday afternoon in the Jewish quarters. Many orthodox Jews walked from the Synagogue home. Always a special thing to see.
Louis: What you refer to as a street name is the name of a Jewish synagogue/congregation. The Jewish religion has a number of 'branches' and the Tiferet branch is a modern enlightened branch. Whatever is meant with enlightenment in orthodox Jewry. One of the things I know, is that they are LGBT friendly.
There are no movement restrictions in Jerusalem, although a Palestinian will be searched on entering Jerusalem from the West Bank area.

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