Thursday, June 10, 2010

Old City scenes

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Three fun pics gleaned from a short walk across the Muslim Quarter and the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.

In a grocery shop, the 6th century Dome of the Rock atop a mountain of spices.
Enlarge to see the sesame and za'atar up close!

11:50 a.m. Arab girls in their school uniforms, busy with snacks.

An old colander is secondary use.
Imagine carrying such big keys in your pocket in the old days!
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13 comments:

  1. Your subjects are so unexpected, Dina ! I love your blog.
    Bravo for the mountain of spices....Incredible !

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  2. What fun, never a dull moment in the Old City.

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  3. Nice photos of everyday life in old Jerusalem

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  5. You are doing much better than my walks! These pictures are great and funny!

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  6. hello beautiful Dina,
    Aren't those little arabic girls wonderful.they look so sweet in their uniforms.
    There is something mesmerizing about kids in a school uniform -I'm not quite sure what it is

    I love that mountain of spices using the natural elements to build a collage of worship.

    Wow those keys are really anciet relics.

    thanks for this exotic voyage in OLd Jerusalem.
    Beautiful photograpy as usual you wizard of light you.
    shalom

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  7. Three delightful pictures, Dina. Such a lovely, diverse city! You are blessed.

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  8. Great slice of life photos - that spice display is amazing!

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  9. love these pics, i will be forever fascinated by spice mounds. Carla

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  10. All shots are so cool! I've seen 'spicy pyramids' in many markets in muslim or hindu countries but I'm amazed at this one!

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  11. That spice mountain is amazing and I love the colander!

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  12. I can almost smell the spices! I wonder if the red one isn't sumac

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