Rome Square?? In central Jerusalem?
I didn't know we had a Piazza Roma. Looks like it was dedicated just last May.
It's not the most beautiful setting, but for sitting it's OK. Many benches in a row.
I discovered it last night, just in time for RuneE's Friday bench meme.
The pretty building at the end of Rome Square is the Museum of Italian Jewish Art and the Jerusalem Italian Jews Association.
I was there for their annual Italian Festival. (More in coming posts!)
But I can't suppress a giggle when I think of Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus, Trajan, and Hadrian, who variously destroyed the Temple, plowed Jerusalem under, expelled Jews from our city, and generally tried to make Judaism disappear. They must be turning in their graves to see Piazza Roma in the middle of thriving Rebuilt Jerusalem, capital of the sovereign State of Israel.