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.
8 thoughts on “Jerusalem Summer Colors”
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Never too early to say “Shabbat Shalom” 😉 Thank you for the beautiful flowers and cooling colors. Safe travels up north. May it be only for smachot in the future.
Sharon, you leave us all inspired — by what you post and what you do.
Mike, thank you so much for those encouraging words, it is appreciated more than you can imagine.
I love your posts. Your photography is excellent and, together with your comments, I get a feel of what it would be like to actually be there to see the various parts Jerusalem. Travel safely to the north and, in future, may all your travels be for smachot. Shabbat Shalom.
Thank you Ruth. Was long fascinating day, I will have to share parts of trip here soon. Northern Israel is beautiful. Shame we went for such a tragic reason.
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