It did not make headlines.
Afternoon traffic was heavy and slow Monday in Jerusalem, Israel,
with some streets like this one blocked to traffic for hours.
No one was driving onto Emek Refaim Street with this truck parked,
buses were rerouted and taxis blocked.
There was a large blue arch on the other side of the truck,
a blue man,
and men in blue too,
as the police formed a brass marching band.
The US Embassy had a booth in red, white and blue.
It is estimated that as many as 30,000 people attended this community street fair,
where second hand goods were for sale.
many musical groups played,
and here one little dancer is moving to the music.
Actors on platforms,
standing on stools above the street,
and sitting on chairs performed to young audiences.
This group was learning about cooking.
Thousands of people took photos.
This usually busy neighborhood street
was full of barriers blocking side walks.
It was grid-locked by people and double strollers.
There are so many places in Jerusalem and on Emek Refaim Street
that are impossible and impassible for disabled,
it was great to see so many out for this event in wheel chairs.
Please let me know if you hear of anyone who actually
paid 50 shekels to sit in these chairs.
The sign asks for 50 shekels to sit.
That is what was happening on the real Jerusalem streets
and it all went on well into the night,
but no violence, not news,