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.
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.)