I am always looking for something new to share.
Jerusalem, Israel has new buildings towering over the old.
These old houses are in Nachlaot near the Machane Yehuda Market, the shuk.
The new tower on Jaffa Road rises above in the distance.
This photo looking towards the Old City was taken from the center of town.
A new view for me, how about you?
Look closely on the top right, after the snow and rain, the air was clear enough to see Jordan.
The official opening ceremony for the new Ramon Airport outside of Eilat was held this week. The airport control tower was already visible from the road in January 2016.
I have shared many photos of construction at the new WeWork building on King George Street.
WeWork opened in October as announced and has been busy since.
But a block away on King George Street another landmark building has also been under construction.
In January 2016, the old Knesset building on King George Street began renovations.
When panels went up in May 2016, people stopped to look at the historical scenes depicted on them.
On the right, a sign announced the future Knesset Museum.
The large tarp with larger than life Golda covering the building was removed. The panels have faded. However, the new Knesset Museum is far from completion.
The park off of Rachel Imenu Street has been hidden behind construction fencing for a while.
This week it was announced what was happening behind those walls.
On the surface it does not look impressive, but underground, an historic grotto was found.
Years ago a simple playground was located near the entrance to the Liberty Bell Park. It was demolished and the spot left vacant. Now after weeks of construction, Mayor Moshe Lion dedicated the new “Royal Playground” designed by Sue Ela.
The garden at Beit Hanasi, the Israeli President’s residence, looked green and new in the midday sun.
Inside the main hall baskets of fresh fruits decorated the table for a Tu Bishvat seder.
Invited guests came from the agriculture and farming communities throughout Israel.
In the center of the hall was a display of ‘Seeds of Heritage’ ceramic plates by artist Orna Tamir Shestovich, with designs of plants and fruits of Israel.
The seder included four glasses of wine, from red to white, and samples of the Biblical “Seven Species” connected to the land of Israel.
Getting away towards the Talpiot neighborhood, new colorful paintings have appeared on the sides of buildings.
Along the main road across from Hadar Mall is a red structure designed as an outdoor eating area,
and another one nearby for playing games.
These flags outside Beit Hanasi are not new.
However, these near the Prime Minister’s Residence are new. Last week workers were putting up new light poles from which these banners are hung. The Israeli and Jerusalem flags are the same, but note that the PM state flags are white with a blue symbol, the Presidential ones the opposite.
The sun rises over quiet Zion Square to start a new day.
In the afternoon after the snow and rain had cleared, the sky was bright blue. The strong light from the sun created reflections of palm trees on the walls of Old City.
New flowers were forming in Jerusalem gardens and parks.
As usual a new demonstration was held near the Prime Minister’s residence.
And as usual, Jerusalem cats will pose for photos, or rather will stare you down in the warm sun and not be bothered enough to move. Nothing new in that.
So much more old and new on the Jerusalem streets.
So much more happening to share next time.