While Mamilla Mall was under construction
there were many who doubted its potential.
It was a convenient route to the Jaffa Gate and the Old City,
but who would shop in the expensive stores along Mamilla Avenue?
Stores have closed,
but new businesses open immediately.
The crowds keep coming…Israelis, both Jewish and Arab, and lots of tourists.
Brides favor the location for wedding photos.
Street actors and mimes often perform on the avenue
and colorful balloons are a common sight.
Every night as the lights go on, it is the place to visit.
Often tourists can be found posing with the works of art on display.
Music is the current theme of the art exhibitions
and the pieces are varied.
The original stones were numbered, taken apart, and put back up.
The results can be seen behind this piece of art.
And people come to eat…
often there are lines to get in to the most popular places.
Most days you will find the “United Jerusalem” guy,
but you will not find any signs of BDS: boycott, divest and sanction
or Israeli apartheid in Mamilla Mall,
located in Jerusalem,
next to the walls of the Old City.