Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lots more than potatoes!

Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda, the open market has changed a lot in recent years. When we were olim chadashim, new immigrants, the fruit and vegetables were weighed with old mechanical scales. We had to trust that the stone, the seller claimed was a quarter kilo, really was. And from stall to stall we just kept dumping all the purchased produce into our shopping bag. When we asked for plastic bags, we were told that they would make the food moldy.

Things have changed in Machane Yehuda.

Not only do they sell fish for cooking, but there's plenty of things for your pets.

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Besides fresh vegetable, there are other types of plants.

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There are clothes for all tastes and all budgets.


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If you want some exotic lights, you'll find that, too.


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Next time, I'll have to photograph the restaurant; there's plenty more than felafel!

3 comments:

Soccer Dad said...

Wow! Great photographs.

tnspr569 said...

Oh, I miss the shuk! I love seeing those stores selling all different kinds of spices, in sacks and mounds.

Who can forget about Marzipan, or the little stall somewhere in the middle of the main road/path of the indoor shuk that sells homemade halvah?

Looks like some good deals on the kippot in one of the first pictures. I fear I still paid too much for mine when I was there last time.

muse said...

sd, thanks
The shuk is so gorgeous and constantly evolving...

t'
My husband still insists that the only place to shop is in the shuk, and son #1 lives right there on Agrippas.