Back from the Cold

 New York City and Jerusalem are both very popular tourist destinations.

In New York this week the fountain is frozen,

while the fountain in Paris Square is surrounded by flowers.

 A dog wears a sweater to go outside in Manhattan,

while a man wears shorts to the the Kotel, the Western Wall.

The horse and rider statue in Central Park is covered with snow,

but not the bull in Mamilla Mall.

Workers at Lincoln Square clean away the snow,

but if the temperature is 16 degrees Fahrenheit ( – 9 C) people will not be sitting outside,

 like the groups in the Old City where the temperature is 16 degrees Centigrade (61 F).

In January heavy blankets of white snow fell in the New York area,

but  in Jerusalem even with so little rain the green is starting to show.

Compared to the ice and salt on the steps and streets in New York City,

the Jerusalem stone steps

and streets

seem a good choice for tourists.

Glad to return to from the cold and be back on the Jerusalem streets!

4 thoughts on “Back from the Cold

  • January 28, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful job, Sharon! Glad your trip went well and that you’re back for some long awaited rain in Israel, Be’H!!! (so they predict!)

  • January 29, 2011 at 5:34 am

    My fav.time of the day is towards the emd when I can check my e-mails to see if you have posted The Streets Of Jerusalem!I so enjoy touring along with you, seeing the sights, terrain and most of all, the people.This has become the high point of my day..I dream of being there as I take in every little detail, trees,flower, shades, textures,I also attempt to identify some of the same variety’s here in S.usa. I love Jerusalem, and you people of the Patriarch’s Abraham aveinu, Isasic, and Jacob [Israel].Blessed people u r…You are very talented, hey, it was cool when you devised the rainbow from street colors>ACE!!!

  • January 31, 2011 at 3:07 am


    Loved your contrasting photos this week, but loved seeing you even more on our Silver Spring streets.
    Hope everyone enjoyed their American treasures.


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