Today I went to the renovated old Jerusalem train station (now called the תחנה ראשונה or "First Station"). Instead of the moldering old train station, there are now several restaurants, carts for people selling jewelry and other crafts, a farmers' market on Fridays, and places for kids to play. I had lunch with a friend at Landwer's Cafe and we walked around and looked at the stalls. Most of these photos are from today's visit and then my walk back home along the railroad trail.
The first photo, however, is from a couple of weeks ago, on the full moon. It's the view of the full moon from the garden of my apartment building.
This is one of the stands in the farmers' market.
People walking and cycling down the trail.
A monastery next to the trail.
Some nice purple flowers.
Banners marking the trail just before you get to the Tahanah.
A pomegranate tree.
A nice house along the way.
Some pretty flowers.
Another interesting looking house.
Tiles attached to a wall made by students from the Studio for Ceramics.
Pretty white flowers at 12 Harakevet, house of the Dayyan family.
Tile plaque on the home of the Schur family.
Numbered stones - I have no idea why.
A view down the trail towards Gilo (I think).
More graffiti - an Israeli soldier on a skateboard.
Israeli flag dangling from a balcony.
Inside a garden.
Poster on the outside of a synagogue, advertising the yearly pilgrimage to Uman, where Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav is buried.
A daisy, in the garden of the apartment complex where I'm staying.
The entrance to the garden in front of my building.