Ah, in Jerusalem, Israel,
summer nights are usually cool and clear.
Not many were out riding on the newly-constructed bike paths,
but the music at First Station had crowds on their feet dancing.
There was a big welcome sign at the only entrance to the Jerusalem Beer Festival.
בירה the Hebrew word for “beer”‘ and “capital” is the same.
The annual event drew a protest from the Arab media this year.
Located in Gan Ha’atazmaut, Independence Park, is it possible
that little white circle in the bottom left,
could really be a danger?
These “Make an agreement with Abbas, not with Hamas'” signs
were in many more locations and more on people’s minds.
Days this past week were hot enough to make the cats lazy,
but the summer signs
were being replaced with lots of new ones
promoting education in Jerusalem,
as school children returned to their classrooms.
Adults took advantage of end of summer
at The Israel Museum.
In the Garden,
next to the Big Bambu, all lit up at night,
was the hugely popular Wine Festival,
where twenty wineries shared samples.
Not all of the samples were wine,
and not all were popular,
as tables were filled with these discarded orange shpritzes.
Usually the children’s wing and playground are busy places,
but not on the four nights of this festival.
Not to worry,
on the way home I saw that signs were already up for a new event
at the Jerusalem Theater, “24 hours of PIANOS,”
plus there is another free concert in Kikar Safra on 11th,
just part of what is happening
on the Jerusalem, Israel, streets this week.