Not this year in Jerusalem

 Jerusalem turned pink for the Komen Race for the Cure in 2010,

 in many places it is an annual event to raise money for breast cancer research.

Last year’s race took place on a beautiful day in Jerusalem.

Thousands of people came from around the world,

hundreds of Arab women came from all over Israel to participate.

This year the race was not run, but last year was nice enough to see again.

Click on Archive on the right for October 2010,

then click Race for the Cure.

Not this year…

but maybe next year in Jerusalem,

or better yet a cure.

A Different Perspective

Those who predicted that Gaddafi would be overthrown by his own people

were correct…only it took 42 years for those predictions to be fulfilled.

One has to wonder about what will happen to Libya,

a society where children are taken to view a dead dictator’s body,

now that Sharia Law will become the law of the land.

Turkey has another earthquake and turns down offers of help.

Headlines are of knife attacks and a new security alert in Jerusalem.

The holiday season is finally over and before the November events begin,

it seems like a good time to share some of the art and beauty

that you can find on the Jerusalem streets.

On a path near a main road is this sculpture, one of many around the city.

On the sides of  buildings

 large murals can be seen.

While there is a new initiative to decorate the Machane Yehuda market, the shuk,

 noncommissioned street art or graffiti

can be found

in many locations around Jerusalem.

Brightly painted and decorated

boxes for electrical and phone wires

 are scattered throughout the city.

Some of the art displayed in Mamilla Mall is colorful and whimsical,

and Biblical themes are common… Noah is timely for this week.

Sculptures have included the large and holy

and the small and mundane.

However, it is the interaction of the public with these works of art

that makes them more

than just something to view

and appreciate from afar.

The pieces are constantly being changed

and then photographed by visitors.

Some request to have their picture taken with a piece of art,

while others may not be aware they are being photographed.

Wonder if these people realized they were sitting on an art project?

One of many city benches painted with a gold lion by two local artists.

This was probably not meant to be a work of art,

but on the streets of Jerusalem you can never be quite sure…

things often are seen from a different perspective.