And no where is that more evident than in the souks (the markets) that sprawl through small passageways throughout the old city. The first time I visited Jerusalem, the markets intimidated me. So many people, goods, nationalities, smells and languages, all packed into those narrow streets.
But this time I practically inhaled the diversity and loved every minute of being there.
Wandering down the close quarters of shops on top of shops, I enjoyed the variety of offerings of each one.
From brightly colored pottery to open fruit stands, there is something for everyone here.
Want some tea?
Or spices?! It's all here, tantalizing your senses with such a myriad of sights and smells.
I did think about buying the peacock there in the back, but managed to resist the purchase, settling for a picture instead!
And oh the colorful scarves!! Okay...I didn't resist that purchase! 😉
If you're an enjoyer of color like me, you'll find the array of fabrics in every imaginable color to be positively tantalizing.
Not a fabric person? How about some beads?!
Or stone eggs?!
And seriously, if I didn't already have my beautiful pottery from Poland, I'd want to have a collection of it from Israel!
I'm already looking forward to our next trip to Israel...which, believe it or not, happens to be at the end of the month. Dave and I are leading another tour which thrills me beyond my wildest dreams to think of returning again so soon.
What an absolute blessing to get to return again to the land of my precious Savior.