Saturday, June 15, 2013

Jerusalem Light Festival

This is the time of the year when the city of Jerusalem puts on a plethora of public events. Just ending this week was the Jerusalem Light Festival - light installations installed throughout the Old City. On Thursday night I went to the festival with a friend and we saw some pretty interesting images.

This photo is of the beginning of one of the routes (which we didn't follow) - the Hebrew reads "The Ghosts' Quarter" (in imitation of the names of the quarters in the Old City - e.g., the Jewish Quarter, or the Armenian Quarter).

This was a display at the end of the road that runs through the Armenian Quarter.

This was a giant, lit-up, sculpture of a woman, close to Zion Gate.

The next few photos were of an installation on the inside of the wall surrounding the Old City, close to the parking lot in the Jewish Quarter. The letters are in Hebrew and Arabic, both spelling out the word "light" in their respective languages - or in Hebrew and nur in Arabic.

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