Friday, August 01, 2008

The Shouk

I just don't know where to start with the Jerusalem market. I took some pictures (see below) but they don't do it justice. There were so many sounds and smells too. There were soldiers with guns and off-duty soldiers not in uniform but with guns. There were lots of people begging for money... religious people trying to get enough money to buy food for the Sabbath, there were buskers. There were shady-looking people standing in doorways smoking cigarettes watching people walking by, watching me watching people. There were people smoking LaSheesh hookah pipes. There were scavenger cats running about the produce tables. There were tourists screaming for their kids to stay near. There were teenaged tourists greeting friends in funny accents.

This last one is Aroma Café, the "Starbucks" of Israel

1 comment:

JuliaR said...

Pink plastic bags!! Not the pink part but the plastic! Where are the cloth or string net bags??