I had to go into the Old City today and discovered that Jerusalem Day (yesterday) festivities were still going on full swing. A big blue stage was up just outside the Jaffa Gate.
Men were setting up all kinds of sound equipment and stuff.
The walkway along the city wall was decorated with banners.
Just inside the Jaffa Gate the crowds began: foreign tourists, Israeli visitors, youth movement members, classes of school kids with their teachers. At least the same bagel seller was there. Yum--soft hot bageleh with sesame seeds, complete with a folded up strip of newspaper holding the green za'atar spice in which to dip the bread.
And more from Psalm 122
I escaped the crowds by turning off into the lanes of the Christian Quarter and the Muslim Quarter usually walked only by the people who live there. Taking the road less traveled by made all the difference. Lots of good photos were just waiting to be taken.