One Day to the Next in Jerusalem

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,

Kenya President in Jerusalem at Beit Hanasi

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

Honor guard at Beit Hanasi

 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.

park Israel

A beautiful day to be outside,

Jerusalem Israel Independence Park

it was like summer in Gan Ha’atzmaut, Independence Park.

Ben Yehuda Street

People were eating outside in Ben Yehuda cafes

 and strolling along Jaffa Road,

Jerusalem Israel Mashbir department store

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.

Old Mashbir to be WeWork

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.

Jerusalem street art

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,

construction on Museum of Tolerance

I passed the work at the future Museum of Tolerance,

flowers Jerusalem Israel

and the flowers lining the Horse Park.

Not sure what will happen tomorrow,

but next week,

Ice skating at Cinema City Jerusalem

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.