In this crazy, sometimes upside-down place called Jerusalem, Israel,
one day can be so different to the next.
Yesterday, it was cold and wet and rainy.
The President of Kenya came for an official visit,
stood on a red carpet next to the President of Israel,
outside at Beit Hanasi, the Israeli president’s official residence,
as the morning rain was falling.
The national anthems were played.
It was cold and wet, but
the honor guard stood at attention with raindrops falling off them.
Yesterday I was under my umbrella trying to stay dry,
the sky was foggy and grey.
Then the next morning it was hot and sunny.
A beautiful day to be outside,
it was like summer in Gan Ha’atzmaut, Independence Park.
People were eating outside in Ben Yehuda cafes
and strolling along Jaffa Road,
with the new Mashbir rising above Zion Square.
Renovation is under way on the old Mashbir building on King George Street,
after a serious fire around Sukkot time.
WeWork is coming to this site in Jerusalem, Israel,
so stay tuned for more innovation for the start up nation
sure to come from this venture.
While this art display is not as popular as the umbrellas of last year,
people were out on Yoel Salomon Street today.
As I walked home,
I passed the work at the future Museum of Tolerance,
and the flowers lining the Horse Park.
Not sure what will happen tomorrow,
but next week,
an ice skating rink will open in Cinema City.
One day to the next,
you can never sure what you will find on the streets
of Jerusalem, Israel.