School has started
but the signs for summer events are still up
along the Jerusalem streets.
One of the most popular spots,
summer or winter,
is the Machane Yehuda Market, the shuk.
As the day ends, the food stalls close
and shutters come down.
The last bits of bread are sold
and empty crates are stacked away.
the tables and chairs come out,
and the loud music starts playing for the night-time crowds.
With special glasses or goggles, virtual shows
are presented at the Music Museum,
similar to these at the Western Wall Tunnel tours.
Five years ago, near the shuk,
I described them as “out-of-the- box.”
Now, they have gone out of this world.
Meeting at night, ‘AfterShuk’
includes three stops with virtual shows.
No photos are allowed during the performances.
It was painful to comply.
Such a shame.
Some scenes I really wanted to share, but I had to settle
for the above screen-shot from a promotional video.
One of the most amazing things was,
as our group proceeded from location to location,
only the cats seemed to stop and take notice.
People went about their business,
walking, talking, or hanging laundry on a porch above.
Last week I shared creativity of the Start-Up world,
this week is of the diverse Jerusalem cultural scene.
Another year of the Piyut Festival,
to be held September 24-28,
and the Jerusalem Season of Culture,
Mekudeshet, and Kulana,
are major September events.
Around the Jerusalem streets, or in the shuk,
so much is happening it is hard to keep up,
there is so much to see and do.