Israel Pt. IV: Jerusalem
It was a wise decision to visit Jerusalem in winter, not in summer. It was still crowded and I don’t think I would have enjoyed the city as much with even more tourists. The old part is beautiful, of course, but it’s also very exhausting. I was so happy to get back to “the bubble” afterwards, which felt like a completely different planet in comparison to the vibes of Jerusalem. You have to see Jerusalem once in your life, I guess, and I love old cities and small streets and the spirit of all the centuries that live in the shadows and make the walk through the old town such an astonishing experience. But one day was more than enough for me. It’s a beautiful place, but if you’re anything like me when it comes to sensitivity, you feel the tension in this nervous city at every corner.
When you leave the old town and walk through the city center it feels like a relieve – and I ate the best falafel ever there, I guess. We visited Yad Vashem, which is a must, and that was almost too much to see in the few hours we had left. You can literally spend days there.
[unless otherwise: Canon AE-1 Program | 50mm lens | dm paradiesfilm]