Monday, February 18, 2008

Jerusalem Loves Sderot

I was in Jerusalem today. I was wandering and waiting, and I don't have to blog in any more detail than that. Walking to the bus station to catch the bus to Beit El, I noticed a few signs:

We Love Sderot 2
Yes, it seems that some group went around putting up I love you Sderot signs.
We Love Sderot 1
I remember announcements that a "pedestrian mall" was built on part of Hillel Street. Today was the first time I actually sat in the benches and really noticed it.
Waiting on Hillel Street 1
The benches are a strange size, big enough for two kids or anorexic adults or a very fat one. I'm pleased to say that I don't fill it completely.

Waiting on Hillel Street 2
Then I had breakfast.

A Flashy Cup of Coffee

after the coffee

And I saved the best picture for last. Can you guess what I photographed?
downtown Jerusalem


Anonymous said...

That last photo -- if I'm not mistaken, it's the store-front window of the Neeman Bakery at the corner of Yafo and King George (former location of Sbarro's -- the one that was bombed back in '01 [IIRC]).

("Oh, yeah, the such-and-such site, the one where there was that pigua" -- what a sorrowful way to note landmarks, eh?)

Batya said...

You got it right. Actually, before it was Sbarros, it was Weill Shoe Store. I bought lots of shoes there over the years. When it was closing, people came in crying saying they had been taken there for shoes as children and later took their own kids there for shoes.

Leora said...

Once again, beautiful and meaningful pics, Batya!

Batya said...

leora, thanks so much