Jerusalem


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.  A city of warm connections and playful juxtapositions.  It's one living city.




"As Reflected in the Mirrors, A Woman Sits at a Table near Falafel Condiments"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2017
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A small restaurant in the Old City has mirrors on the upper part of its walls.  While I was eating at a nearby table, this is what I saw reflected in the mirrors.  The yellowish flowing item on the right is the hijab of the Muslim woman sitting there.  Due to the angle of the reflection, I couldn't see her face.  The bluish item at the bottom is the paper placemat on her table. 











"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.











"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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"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.











"Reading Scripture in Near Total Darkness"
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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"Art in the Shuk"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2010
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The Mehane Yehuda Market.











"Haredi Boys in Lions Fountain"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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"'Cool' and 'Sexy'"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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"Arab Man on Horseback in the Park"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2014
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"Jewish Woman on Yom Kippur"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2017
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"Woman Using Smartphone on Post Office Steps"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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"Candy Store, Muslim Quarter, Old City"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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Just before the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr.











"Socks Hanging Out to Dry"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2009
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"Three Haredi Men Examining an Etrog"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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Images and Text Copyright Rick Blumsack 2000-2017. All Rights Reserved.