Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Jerusalem at Night

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

I found myself with an extra hour in Jerusalem tonight, so naturally I headed towards the Old City to go to the Kotel (Western Wall).  Little did I know…

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A traffic nightmare awaited me.  (David Citadel hotel on the left.) All roads towards the Old City were blocked!  What was going on???

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Being one of those kind of drivers that tries to make his way around everything, I headed towards Talpiyot to get into the Old City by Har Zion.  Blocked also, I ended up in a backed up traffic loop back the way I came.  But as I passed near the Jaffa Gate, I see the whole area lit up with some kind of night light art installation.  Ahh, it’s a Light Festival!

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The Old City walls were festooned with multi-color light fixtures.  The Jaffa Gate entrance was filled with green light growths…

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And here’s a Light Man…

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All in all, it was quite a sight…

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Though on the way back to my car I noticed that Jerusalem has become a wonderful place of night lighting beauty, festival or not…

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1 comments:

Shiloh said...

Very nice Akiva, thanks for posting the pictures. Oh how we miss home.

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