Saturday, December 14, 2013

Deserted streets of snowy Jerusalem (by guest photographer)

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Thanks to "ester," my friend who lives in Jerusalem, for taking these photos Friday morning and sharing them with us all.


Walking in the street up the hill toward the New Gate of the Old City.


A giant Christmas tree and Santa Claus with real snow.


 Only one woman praying at the Western Wall.


The shuttered shops inside the Old City at 8:56 a.m..


The golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount.
On the horizon, the Mount of Olives.
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More about Israel's snow storm in my previous posts and in the newspapers, e.g.  the Jerusalem Post.
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(Linking to Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.)
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12 comments:

Adullamite said...

I love the shot of the closed market!

cieldequimper said...

I hope things'll get better soon. The last shot is a gem!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you Dina, and thank you, "ester"! These are great shots.

William Kendall said...

The Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall in snow settings... now that astonishes me.

At this rate Jerusalem could get a white Christmas...

Hels said...

Now I am becoming REALLY worried. None of our rellies in Jerusalem now how to look after themselves in a terrible snow storm. Be safe!

Kay said...

Wow! Oh yes! I believe you now. You have real snow in Israel. It's beautiful though.

VP said...

Familiar places in a really unfamiliar setting!

Gunn said...

Great images! I have left the snow for a long x-mas holiday, but it is amazing to see snow so many unusual places, even Egypt got snow, and in the newspapers it said that it has been 120 years since last time they had snow.

Keep warm!

photodoug said...

Glad you weathered the storm. Thanks for sharing.

toby said...

Wowee! I haven't made it to Jerusalem yet, we've been a bit trapped here in the Gush :) but things are warming up and the roads seem less icy today. I'll try to go soon!

Spiderdama said...

Wow! All pictures are just beautiful.. Hope they are not freezing in Jerusalem

Hels said...

Timing is evertything! Today it will be 41c in Melbourne and 43c in Adelaide. I have no tolerance for cold but my comfort zone for heat stops at 38c.