Sunday, March 5, 2017

Colors of the Souk

While Jerusalem is certainly a complex city with all its nationalities and religions mixed together in a relatively small space, there is also such a rich charm about it as well.

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.


Much to the dismay of many shop owners though, I'd rather take pictures than buy. Who can resist a picture of the camel display in every imaginable color?!


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.

2 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh! I love this!! I'd be right there with ya soaking up the beauty and color. Thanks for teaching me to love what is beautiful and lovely. 😊

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