Monday, February 25, 2013

Shushan Purim in the city

I went into Jerusalem today in search of Shushan Purim pictures.
Entertainers were juggling and clowning at the tram station near the Central Bus Station. 

This cute  jester was the first to make eye contact and make me smile.

 Followed by the happy bear.

The winged lady on tall stilts greeted a lovely lady from India wearing her native dress (NOT a Purim costume).

At the Youth Wing, the Israel Museum had promised a "wild street party."
My favorite was the father dressed as a Buddhist monk.

The Museum also had a little circus performance.
This little toddler was standing on one hand of  (what must have been) her father.
They did all kinds of dangerous-looking stunts.
I had to leave because the grandmother in me was too worried.

The cleaning staff put their brooms aside to look down at the acrobats.

Over in Machane Yehuda market things were lively too.
A group of  young people came snake-dancing down the shuk street, attracting others to join in as they formed a circle and and danced, singing  a spirited Jewish song.
I'm quite sure they were not religious, and it made me happy to see this holiday where secular and religious can all make merry and celebrate Purim with joy.
(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)


Dianne said...

A wonderful eclectic mix of characters ... very colourful pics Dina.

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Randi said...

Lovely shots of this beautiful and exotic place.

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Karen said...

Lots of activity. Looks like a fun day out!

Kusum Sanu said...

That must be quite an entertainment!

Ann said...

Looked like fun. Love the shot of the 2 "winged ladies".

Cloudia said...

Purim is Heavenly fun for all

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VP said...

I am sure I would really enjoy this holiday!

Spiderdama said...

Lovely and colorful pictures! I would love to be there..:-)

Kay said...

What a fun and festive time, Dina. Thank you for sharing the joy with us.

Reader Wil said...

In Australia I also saw a father balancing his baby daughter on his outstretched hand, and like you I didn't like to watch it. The grandmother in me was also worried.