Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Doorway detail

Doorway detail

A doorway on Emek Refaim Street

This street, south-west of the Old City, is in what is generally known as the German Colony. For locals it also marks the boundary of Katamon, which is an area that before the 1948 war, was a mixed Christian and Arab neighbourhood.

The doorway dates from the Ottoman Period, as is seen from the inscription above the doorway.

Ottoman period doorway

Ottoman period doorway

Fruit and Vegetables

Everywhere in Jerusalem and throughout Israel, there are fruit and vegetable shops, with stalls that spill out onto the street.

And whenever a Jerusalemite seeks to compare the benefits of living in Jerusalem with living in one of the capitals of Europe or of one of the major cities in the USA, at some point, the high quality of the fruit and vegetables available here will be mentioned.

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