Jerusalem, My Home


Through the decades, there have been countless excellent photographs made in Jerusalem.  But in my view, too many of them have depicted cliches.  

The real Jerusalem is more nuanced, more creative, and, yes, more fun than is commonly depicted.  

The people reveal the city.  And the city reveals the people.






"Pianist and Light Rail, Outside of City Hall"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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"Loading Balloons into Taxi"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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A few hours before the start of Shushan Purim.  And yes, they all fit.











"The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Closed due to Corona Restrictions"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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"No More Bad Days"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2017
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Religious, Secular, Jewish, Arab, Male, Female, Young, Old, Talented, Not so much....Everyone's welcome at the Jerusalem Skateboard Park, a great example of peaceful coexistence.  In this photo, the older girl in the sunshine glides smoothly while the younger girl in the shade struggles to her feet.











"Tie Store in Geula"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2021
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A reflection of the neighborhood is visible in the glass door.











"A Couple's Relationship (Sometimes)"
Independence Park, Jerusalem, 2020
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"Young Men at Dusk"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2021
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"Small Act of Kindness"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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An old woman offers food to a cat in the "Cardo," the remnants of the main thoroughfare of Jerusalem during Roman times.











"Relaxing in Zion Square (before Corona restrictions)"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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"The Street Cleaner"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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"Ethiopian Israeli Men at Sigd Celebration"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2009
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"Teenage Girl and Younger Girl at Hassenfeld Family Fountain on a Hot Summer Night"
Teddy Park, Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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"A Haredi Street Performer Outside a Fashionable Storefront at Mamilla Mall"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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"Art in the Shuk"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2010
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The Mehane Yehuda Market.











"Candy Store, Muslim Quarter, Old City"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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Just before the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr.











"Western Wall during Snowstorm"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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Images and Text Copyright Rick Blumsack 2000-2021. All Rights Reserved.