.Isn't it about time that you got to see some modern architecture on this blog? By architect Moshe Safdie, no less?
"David's Village -- Nothing will ever compare." That's the motto of the builders of this new residential community.
Foreigners, mostly French and North Americans, are about the only ones who can afford to buy an apartment here. Unfortunately, the owners come only for the Jewish holidays a few times a year, so the complex is a ghost town most of the time.
See the Old City wall on the left? Imagine seeing it through your living room window! And being five minutes walk to the Jaffa Gate!
A four-room apartment with a view of the wall will cost you around $2,500,000.
David's Village was built on the edge of the former "no-man's land" zone which divided Jordanian Jerusalem from Israeli Jerusalem. The once run-down area was heavily shelled during the wars.