The annual Sounds in the Old City,
music festival is going on this week.
Signs are posted leading the way
from outside the Jaffa Gate,
and inside, with stages set up
for musicians to perform.
Down in the moat of the Tower of David,
there were music, tables and chairs and food.
These lights were on the way to the Jewish Quarter,
where again this year the Cardo provided a dramatic venue.
inspired some little dancers,
in the Rova, the square of the Jewish Quarter,
by the Hurva Synagogue.
I almost went out the wrong way.
Thousands came to the Old City,
and the route I wanted was closed off.
Good thing, or I would have missed the “fiddler on the roof,”
near Muristan Square.
Not all the music was great, though it was all loud.
The festival will run until the end of the week.
Then Friday am bright and early,
it will be the time for the running of the Jerusalem Marathon.
4 thoughts on “Jerusalem: Sounds & Photos in the Old City”
So glad I caught most of it, so fantastic!
As a tourist, pilgrim or permanent resident of the Old City Jerusalem, the music festivals are disgraceful.
Behind City Walls are permanent residents, families with children and babies.
The noise levels reverberating for hours against stone walls are not pleasant except for the outsiders who walk through in total disregard for guests from all over the world who come to the Holy City for pilgrimages or the permanent residents who choose to live there. The music festivals in the Old City need to be reconsidered as an inappropriate venue for Jerusalem of the Holy Land. How can these secular activities SIMILAR TO A CARNIVAL be continually promoted by the Ministry of Tourism and the CITY municipality and retain the Biblical Holy Site IN THE WORLD VIEW.SINCERELY. THE CHARLES DIXON FAMILY
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