Today was going to be my Shuk Machaneh Yehuda market day (after my aborted attempt last Sunday). Again it didn't happen. Where I usually transfer to the second bus there is a Mister Zoll supermarket. I noticed the sale signs in the window: tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, red bell peppers, and onions @ 39 agorot per kilo! That's like 11 cents or 0.07 Euro per kilo. Wednesday only, and with the purchase of at least 150 shekels of groceries. At the market these vegetables cost several times more than this. OK, so forget the shuk today!
So, suddenly having two extra hours before my bus back to the village, I whipped out the camera and went roaming inside the green garden neighborhood of Beit Hakerem.
Again delightful surprises!
Like this man contemplating his head.
And not one, but three, different spots where residents had left their old books outside, hoping passersby would adopt some. I took Cry, the Beloved Country, a 1968 edition printed in Malta.
Don't tell anyone, but I get a lot of my clothes in this same manner. It's so much fun.
Then there was this lovely synagogue which I had to shoot through a locked gate.
This is new too. Apparently the Jerusalem Municipality (see the lion symbol?) is trying to beautify the utility boxes by pasting big photographs on them.