Friday, February 06, 2015

Jerusalem: Views, pilgrims, friends

Walking: late afternoon in Jerusalem. We encountered large numbers of extraordinarily friendly Nigerian Christian pilgrims (it was Christmastime, and they were eagerly shopping as well as visiting the ancient holy sites), climbed the YMCA tower to get overviews of the city (something I had never done before), and saw a now-permanent street memorial to the eight people killed in a bus suicide-bombing in February 2004 (At the time, I had photographed the original homemade shrines - memorial pictures and flowers woven into the fence in memory of those slain in the attack on Emek Refaim Street).

That evening we had dinner with my writer-collaborator Carol Grosman and her husband, Moshe.

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