As the Passover holiday approaches, full-page newspaper ads announce
extra garbage collection in most of Jerusalem.
You never know what will be put out on the street,
or how long it will last there.
750 new paper collection bins
and 800 bottle collection bins have popped up all over the city,
some leave little room for people.
In Machane Yehuda Market, the Shuk, customers are lining up at the home supply stores
to buy new cleaning supplies.
Even the fish are ready for Passover.
The sign at Gan Sacher got a cleaning after the marathon,
however, it will be some time until the grounds are fully restored.
The park is still a great place for those not busy cleaning
Some birds seem to clean up better than the humans who use the park.
Birds were lined up
on top of the Kotel, the Western Wall
as notes in the wall were overflowing before their spring cleaning.
And all these preparations are just a prelude…as next week
huge pots of boiling water will be out ready to get rid of every last crumb.
Passover begins Monday night, April 18, 2011.