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Streets of Jerusalem


The next few posts will show streets in the Old City of Jerusalem. What you see here, is a street with shops on both sides. I cannot remember streets without shops. Streets could be covered (at places, they give the appearance of tunnels), partly covered, uncovered; or like in this shot where a section is covered and a section not covered. Streets are mostly narrow, with very few streets broad enough for cars to travel.


From my recent posts, you will remember that the Old City has been build against and on top of a hill, hence the steep incline of the street in the picture.

comments (13)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 May 2016, 04:09
Cette rue est très étroite, elle doit vite être pleine de monde.
Louis: C'est vrai, Martine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 May 2016, 05:05
It looks like Malta with all those wires... I am so glad they have a 'Holy' Rock Cafe.... Did you got a beer there??
Great picture.
Louis: The Holy Rock only sells cold and hot beverages. No alcohol - it must be why it is the Holy Rock, Astrid.
Reminds me of Tunisian medinas Louis. Great capture!
Louis: Ancient cities have that 'built in' feel to them, I guess, Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 May 2016, 06:27
Just as I imagined it would be Louis
Louis: No surprise then, Chris smile
I LOVE the "Holy Rock Cafe" sign. HA! THAT would be a blast to see in such an ancient city, Louis. (I see that Astrid and I are on the same page.)
Louis: No relation to the Hot Rock Cafè's. They only sell cold and hot beverages. No alcohol.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 May 2016, 07:00
Yes, we are strolling through the old Bazaar of Jerusalem- I hear the music and the babel of voices.
Louis: ... and every now and then, the imaam calls out over the loudspeaker system, in these passages.
This view reminds me of my trip to Jerusalem Louis. All those narrow streets with tiny shops selling nick nacks to tourists.
Louis: Tourists are one target, yes. So many of those tiny shops sell stuff that no tourist would be interested in. Like a shop full of slippers and three shops further another one. I couldn't figure out, how on this earth they are making a living.
You even got a friendly poser.
Louis: A natural smiler, I think, Mary.
these sort of streets always look full of hustle and bustle on documentary films.
Louis: They are, Brian. For the picture I had to wait for a break in humanity, otherwise you would see nothing of the environment.
A great place to wander about and window shop
Louis: Very few shops have windows, Bill. You can see most of the wares in the shop at one glance. The sellers hang around the street front and wait for you to show the slightest interest and then they pounce. One don't really want to wander here, except if you have a lot of time.
As packed as any middle eastern souk!
Louis: Souk, medinah - they are all look alikes to a degree, yes Tom.
  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 19 May 2016, 01:19
A thoroughly interesting image, Louis...I am enjoying my guided tour very much!
Louis: Thank you Ray. I am re-enjoying the visit through these postings.
a rather nice point of view. there is a tangled mess of all those cords, i hope they do not have to figure out which goes where, Louis.
Louis: I don't think they figure out. They just hang a new one, Ayush.

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