Monday, December 15, 2008

Local pride

These murals are scenes of real shops and the real people you can find in Jerusalem's big outdoor fruit and vegetable market, Shuk Machaneh Yehuda.
A juice stand where you can watch your carrot or orange or pomegranate juice being made.
Felafel stand on the right. To the left, shwarma meat turning and roasting, ready to be shaved off the spit and put into pita together with your choice of salads.

The whole sides of the building are beautiful murals of the local people.
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31 comments:

Dirk said...

That's a really nice shop!

ewok1993 said...

Very cool. I like murals a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Susie of Arabia said...

I love wall murals and these are so attractive and colorful. I like that they are scenes of real life there. A great peek into your world!
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SandyCarlson said...

Those are wonderful! What spirit!

Ruth said...

The murals are so detailed, colourful and interesting. Do they still sell falafel in pita bread on the streets there? (my favourite street food)

Glennis said...

These murals are a real work of art. How much better than the graffiti and tagging on walls and building.
maybe this is the answer; give the people somewhere they are allowed to leave their mark and they will make beautiful art!

ChrissyM said...

Wow! This is stunning! How neat!! Excellent photos those paintings are awesome (awesome doesn't even describe it). WOW!! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

Wren said...

I love the murals.They really capture the feel of the market and the fresh produce.

Natural Moments said...

Murels are such a lot of fun. These are wonderful one's. I wish there were more to be seen throughout the world.

Jeannelle said...

These murals are amazingly beautiful. Thank you for focusing in on them for this MyWorld post. You have a wonderful blog here, showing the world the beauty and normal scenes of Jerusalem.

Cloudia said...

You made me hungry, Dina!
Aloha, Dear-

Sylvia K said...

Oh, my! I'm hungry now! What delightful buildings! and murals! Thank you for sharing!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Those are great murals. Such fun! Nice to visit your world, which I do daily, even though I don't often comment.

Petrea said...

These are wonderful. When the market is open, is it here in front of the murals?

Stacey Huston said...

VERY COOL> thanks for sharing

Arija said...

Dina, you do find such lovely and interesting things to post about! The murals are so life like and a definite improvent on the grafitti we get here.

spacedlaw said...

That is cool!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this is beautiful - some people have showed great respect for the building and the purpose it is used for to do this - what an uplifting sight as you pass by it

Kay said...

Wow! That is so fabulous! I love it! You've got some wonderful artists over there.

Leora said...

Love the guy on the phone and all that delicious food.

Pretty Me!! said...

wow !! what a building !!

Meead S. said...

I love these murals. I've eaten Chicken Shwarma somewhere in Seattle and Kafta here in Portland. They are really Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods. I highly recommend them to others. Nice post.

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

wow! it's an amazing building. I love the firs photo. It's so real.

fishing guy said...

Dina: What a neat view of the building in your world. Excellant art work.

Dina said...

Thanks friends.

Ruth, of course! Israel would not be Israel without felafel in pita!

Rob, thanks. That is nice to know.

Petrea, no no, the market stalls and shops are permanent, blocks and blocks of them. Open from early morning until evening. Sunday through Friday.

Leora, yes, Israelis have a way of multi-tasking, always on the cell phone.

Meead, good, glad you have some good food over in America. Our shwarma is mostly chicken now too. What ever happened to the good lamb and beef shwarma meat? Too expensive?

Luiz Ramos said...

Great murals and shots.
Beautiful that your World.
Thanks for share.

Pietro said...

Nice murals and very good report. Thanks for sharing.

JC said...

Beautiful. I so admire artistic people. Thanks for sharing.

Miss_Yves said...

Very nice murals with so realistic scenes!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what beautiful murals...and a minteresting post...also enjoyed reading your other posts.
always love to stop in and see what is going on in your part of the world.
have a good week.

Judy said...

Wow! The murals are lovely in all their detail! I especially like the laughing child in the first one!
Thanks for sharing!