Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ice cream in the street

Ice cream tastes good twelve months a year. But in the summer it's fun to see folks licking away at ice cream cones anywhere they can find to sit.
Enlarge the photo to see pretty tiles on the steps and walls of the ceramics gallery.
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The area is Nachalat Shiv'a, founded in 1869. It was the third Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the Old City wall.
To see how it was saved from the wrecking ball, please read the plaque on the wall.
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23 comments:

Robin said...

Yum! There's nothing better than a cold ice cream on a hot day, unless it's an iced coffee ;-).

Leora said...

Oh, I love a good ceramics shop! I'll have to put this one on my to visit list. Looks delightful.

So glad this beautiful neighborhood was saved.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Photos like this one help us realize that we are more alike than different! Great photo of summer fun!

Joyce said...

Glad they did not demolish this old city with these beautiful colorful tiles. I wonder how many kids have sat on those same steps eating ice cream and taking a summer time break?
Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Leif Hagen said...

Ice cream and ceramic tiles - two things which I love! I don't usually get them together in the same sentence but thanks to you...

Yaelian said...

Those tiles are so pretty! And ice cream on a hot summer day is the best thing around.

Dimple said...

I'm glad the old neighborhood was saved and has been renovated. Sky scapers are OK, but the charm of an older area can't be replaced.

Kay said...

Nothing is better than ice cream on a hot summer day... hmmm?

But in Hawaii, there's shave ice!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Pretty tiles, Dina. And yes, ice-cream is good on a hot day ... (I can't eat too much of it now though .... My daughter likes it a lot.)

RuneE said...

Nice for you - 11 degrees C here...

PS "Official" date - July 29 1030.

Jacob said...

Cute shot, Dina. And you're right, those tiles are gorgeous. So glad the area was spared from destruction!

Melli said...

That Mama has a gaggle of little girls! And looks like there might be ONE MORE on the way!

Isn't it wonderful that the municipality held strong! What a shame it would be for that town to be destroyed!

Cloudia said...

I love coming here. And now there's ice cream! thanks, Dina


aloha-
Comfort Spiral

FA said...

I always enjoy enlarging your photos Dina. This particular one is interesting because of the things that I hadn't noticed in the smaller version - the man on the cell phone and the kids American style footware - "Crocs". I have a pair that I wear with my habit. They are comfortable and easy to kick off when I need to play the organ! Didn't mean for this to sound like an ad!

Pietro said...

I always appreciate a good chocolate ice cream!

spacedlaw said...

The scene looks familiar, but I suppose gelaterie all around the Mediterranean look similar...

Hilda said...

Yay for Jerusalem!
Think you can photograph one of those courtyards someday?

And about the tiles, they were the first things I noticed, actually. I can't take ice cream ;)

Vaggelis said...

it must be very beautiful to walk around there with an ice cream on hand

JM said...

I really like these stone walls.

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Thanks Dina for pointing this out to me... And very nice and heart-warming to see ice-cream eating on the steps... I love those human touches.
So, the feel of Nachalat Shiv'a has survived all this time. So glad this area was saved with it's groups of houses around court-yards and cisterns. The mind's eye image of that also warms my heart. Thank you!
David
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pasadenaadjacent said...

do you have a link to the ceramics gallery?

Dina said...

Thanks everyone. Wish we could sit and have ice cream together.

Pasadena A, all I could find was http://www.dinablich.co.il/website_en/index.asp?category=3&p_id=53

FA, a lot of people wear Crocs here, in the most surprising colors. I can't quite imagine you in a monk's habit with Crocs however . . . :)

Reader Wil said...

Fortunately the wisdom won!
Thanks for your visit to my Gnome ! I don't think I had ever heard of Zwerg Baartli, but I should like to know more about him!