Summertime in Jerusalem, Israel, when it gets hot,
it is often hard to walk outside.
In the evening, sometimes it cools off.
A photo walk provides a great excuse to leave
my air conditioned room.
Though plants are drying out from the harsh sun,
there is new color to be found.
These British Mandate post boxes in
Yemin Moshe have been painted bright red.
The Rechavia Pillbox has British soldiers again.
I doubt the British army dressed like that
back in the summers of 1930’s in Jerusalem.
This live bird on top of Lion’s Fountain,
had gotten my attention.
The water has stopped flowing at the top,
but children still cool off in the fountain below.
Teddy Fountain is more popular these days, and nights.
This view at sunset never tires,
always a new color reflected on the walls at sunset.
Also in Yemin Moshe,
windows with flowers,
and its stairs are always photo worthy.
The flowers this time of year,
I love the colors,
though the heat wave has faded many of these.
The light festival is over.
The Maccabiah sports events have concluded.
Thousands came from around the world.
Tens of thousands participated in the Night Run
racing through the streets of Jerusalem.
The annual Jerusalem Film Festival is going strong,
with new this year,
multiple community showings for children.
Families are encouraged to come out in the evening
for these free films.
Hot, but still,
so many things happening on the Jerusalem streets.