Spring in Jerusalem, Israel.
It is hot, then it is cold.
Yesterday it rained.
You never know what will happen next.
During Jerusalem Design Week
you have no idea what you will see next.
When I have the opportunity I love to see what is new
at the old Hansen House.
The opening event for Design Week
held in the courtyard,
was called a Kugel Party.
At first, even the guests had trouble figuring that out.
There were pink signs in Yiddish,
burnt Yerushalmi kugel with a pickle,
an Oriental noodle sent upstairs to the second floor
in glass jars with a pulley system.
The third kind of kugel was a Belgian waffle,
the one with longest line,
not fast food, but slowly crafted by Bezalel artists.
Inside were a variety of exhibits,
this one brought back memories of hours titrating in a lab,
with a theme of yellow and blue for the men and women of Jerusalem.
Contemporary art exhibits using the media of
photography, paint and light and shape and form,
displayed in different rooms inside the Hansen House.
Animals were outside in the garden,
with colors, shapes and forms.
I am sure Dr. Hansen would never have envisioned them.
Design Week is spread out in 7 locations.
A much more serious exhibit is at
the LA Mayer Museum of Islamic Art.
Sign from Iran is a collection of
60 art poster masterpieces
by 27 Iranian graphic artists
over a 40-year period.
Israeli graphic artist Yossi Lemel
who initiated the project was at the opening.
Contemporary Iran is not usually seen around here.
So many strange and unusual happenings this week,
maybe it was the full moon.
The only thing related to politics
that I will mention
is an Eiffel Tower model constructed during the visit of
the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
I was going to photo shop out the man on the crane,
but then I realized that he was securing the tower
so that it would not fall down in the extremely high winds.
Just a bit from this week worthy of a selfie.
There is also a Book Festival, Russian Festival,
MusaraMix Seam Art Festival,
the annual Israel Festival
and my favorite, the Light Festival.
Tonight, starting as soon as the sun sets and going all night long
are the huge bonfires of Lag B’Omer
Spring festival season,
never know what you will see next happening
on the real Jerusalem, Israel streets.