After weeks of record rain in Jerusalem,
the sun was shining again on Friday morning.
It was perfect weather to walk to the Old City
and take pictures.
The trees in the plaza by Jaffa Gate were still bare,
but inside the walls there was fresh bread
and cool drinks for sale,
and more photographers…as usual.
Tourists went by foot and by car through the Armenian Quarter.
Arab women were walking in the Rova, the Jewish Quarter.
Following the ceramic arrow,
I found the meeting place of my group of bloggers
and photographer… all ready for our Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt.
Our group read, listened and learned
about some of the locations in the Rova, the Jewish Quarter,
that were captured and destroyed in 1948 by the Jordanian Legion.
As we walked through the narrow rebuilt streets of the Rova,
and we found our “tree” … full of oranges, ready for Tu Beshvat.
But also we found large groups of tourists in the courtyards
and in the Cardo of the Old City.
We found beautiful children getting out of school,
but we never did find what was so interesting down there.
It seems we were not the only scavenger hunters on Friday in the Old City,
there was also a group of Israeli soldiers with a paper map and questions.
We found fun and new friends on the Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt.
Wondered what these young soldiers will find?
For more on the Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt see: