The end of August, Tisha B’Av is over,
and Jerusalem festival season is in full swing.
While the Festival Ha’ira is still popular,
there is an annual Klezemer Festival,
and this sign is for new arts festival.
Walking by the Liberty Bell Park,
I was not only one scratching my head.
What was that thing in the park?
Train Theater has its annual Puppet Festival.
People were lined up to enter,
but something new lined the fence.
Inspired by the Prague Zoo,
posters by Michal Cihlar, a Czech Republic artist,
“Zoooo – You Wouldn’t have a clue?”
included a hoopoe, Israeli’s national bird.
While across the road in Bloomfield Gardens,
near the Montefiore Windmill,
was “Macbeth in Motion.”
Over the next two weeks,
audiences in the park can appreciate Shakespeare,
but be warned do not get too comfortable,
the audience changes locations 5 times.
Where else can you hear the Bard of Avon with this backdrop?
Nearby, also these last two weeks of August,
is Khutsot Hayotser,
the annual international arts and crafts fair,
with its concerts in Sultan’s Pool.
It is so huge,
I will save those photos for another time.
Since it opened and all summer long.
families have come to Teddy Park.
Children love to run in the fountain.
Lights and music at night,
with the water pressure changing,
what a way to cool off and have fun, and its free.
With the walls of the Old City in the background,
location is a bonus also.
The Beer and Wine Festivals are still to come.
But meanwhile with Tu B’Av parties and weddings,
it is hard to keep up with all the good things
happening on the Jerusalem, Israel streets.