December in Jerusalem has been marked by cooler and shorter days, but gloriously sunny daytime hours.
After two weeks in the United States, it was good to be back out walking on the Jerusalem streets again. In New Jersey, I was one of the very few people who walked anywhere. I found most people just hopped into a car even to do short trips of a couple of blocks.
When I returned the skyline was different, as the Jerusalem Gateway project proceeds near the entrance to Jerusalem, Israel.
One massive construction site fills the area behind the old Shaare Zedek Hospital, with other large buildings going up on Jaffa Road in the distance.
Not been to Jerusalem lately to see the structures rising to the sky?
The new building construction seems to be everywhere!
Finishing details outside, but more to do inside this renovated apartment building.
On Agrippas Street one does not have to look up to see new colors and activities or improvements. Last year this was still a run-down area,
as Coffee Powerworks was opening up in the spring after covid closings.
Walking on the Jerusalem streets, the contrast of winter colors from those in the US was what caught my eye the most.
The fall colors from the leaves on trees to brilliant hues are not quite the same in Jerusalem, but you can find a little of the fall colors under the tall palm trees.
These leaves above caught my attention before I noticed the ripe grapes.
In the two weeks I was away, fresh green grass had popped up in the yard in Jerusalem, unlike the northeastern US.
A favorite view of the Israel Museum is over the Valley of the Cross, turning green under the blue sky dotted with soft white clouds, after winter rain.
Purple! A favorite – purple is everywhere along the Jerusalem streets.
All shades, as thousands of flowers were planted for winter in Jerusalem.
Oh my, what a sight! More work on Gan Sacher, Sacher Park, after years, and years, and the dedication of the new playground a year ago, now a whole large grassy section is dug up and under construction again.
And to conclude, you never know what you will find next on the Jerusalem streets.
Does anyone know what this is? Found along an entranceway on a busy street where people regularly walk near the center of Jerusalem.
Isn’t it time for you to take a stroll in Jerusalem to see what you find?
Capture your memories of people and places on a Jerusalem photo walk.