With the end of the holiday season, some Israeli flags are slowly disappearing from the Jerusalem streets for the summer.
But flags still out were flying in the wind and wind is great for flag photos.
The week in Jerusalem began with clouds covering the Jerusalem streets, making for cooler days and even cooler nights.
Heavy and dark clouds appeared and some neighborhoods reported light rain. Facebook reminded me there were clouds last year this time also.
They continued at night for dramatic photos of the full moon. Who needs a Blue Moon or Blood Moon? Every full moon over Jerusalem is special.
Each construction crane seems to rise higher approaching those clouds.
Construction appears to be going slowly again at the Netanyahu house across from Yoni Netanyahu Plaza.
The new residence of the US Ambassador to Israeli has been revealed on Emek Refaim. It was hard to get a photo without the cars passing by.
An interesting complex that takes over a large corner of the street. Will be interesting to see if the bus stop there remains and what happens when construction of the light rail line begins. But still, no US flags to be seen.
It was the natural growth and beauty along the Jerusalem streets this week that I appreciated more than all the ongoing building and construction.
Not only the yellow cactus flowers but weeds bursting with color.
Color seems to burst out from the stones in the Old City.
Wonderful to see the tour groups were back in and around the Old City!
Tourists and crowds have returned after two too quiet years.
How long has it been since a friend from overseas made a Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel, the Western Wall? A very special occasion indeed.
But not the only one, as groups crowded in, I had to search for the right Bar Mitzvah boy and his family.
Wonder how many of those tourists will realize this is a new fountain at the new traffic circle on King David Street?
But back to what’s happening now in Jerusalem, signs Just for Youth.
Jerusalem College to give wings for more educational opportunities.
And for all who are interested, every Wednesday during the summer – there is a cinematic celebration with Maaleh films – dramas and documentaries – each week 3 short films by Maaleh Film School students will be featured.
The films have been screened in film festivals around the world and are now available at The First Station and admission is FREE.
On June 23 outside the Silo Café next to First Station, the Jerusalem Community Woodstock Festival returns featuring music from the 60s with live bands. This year my friend is partnering with the Emunah women’s organization, to help support their work with children and at-risk young women in Israel, while also featuring her promising young musicians.
And what would a report on what’s happening on the Jerusalem streets be without at least one photo of a Jerusalem cat posed on a royal throne?
Exciting times as the Jerusalem streets become alive again with tourists and events, and conferences return.
Stay well and hope to see you here soon for a Jerusalem Photo Walk.