Sunday, July 8, 2012

Twilight in Jerusalem


Many of my photos may give you the impression that Jerusalem is a nice, clean and romantic town. Only part of this impression is true, as Jerusalem also its has ugly sides. Dirty, neglected and neighbourhoods where strangers shouldn't necessarily go to. The most "famous" bad neighbourhoods are Gonen / Katamonim around the Bar Yochai Street and Stern Street in Kiryat Yovel. 

Usually no tourist is going there anyway but from what tourists definitely should refrain is walking around in East Jerusalem after the sun went down. If you have to, at least, leave your cash and smartphone in the hotel safe.

Nevertheless, here are a few more photos showing the positive side of Jerusalem:

A street where I used to live some years ago.  Deep downtown Jerusalem and I was really happy there. Once, Chavazelet Street used to be the main connection between the Russian Compound / HaNevi'im Street area but today, the entire street has turned into a shopping mall with nice little cafes.

Twilight in Jerusalem

Photos: Miriam Woelke

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