Saturday, September 28, 2013

"If I Was a Rich Man..." So Much to Buy in Jerusalem

Let's window shop together.  It's all I can afford.  What's your favorite?

Jerusalem was once a poor border town city.  That's not an oxymoron.  That was the situation for Israel's capital from Israel's Independence until two day into the 1967 Six Days War.  Now forty-six years after the war, it's hard to believe.  The downtown area I photographed here is less than a kilometer (0.62 miles) from that border.  The furthest I photographed from the old border was just a kilometer or so.  Some of the stores are just a few meters from what was covered by barbed wire and guarded, not that the soldiers could protect civilians from Jordanian sniper fire.

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