Photos: Sukkot March in Jerusalem, 2011
Posted by Avital Pinnick on October 19, 2011
I haven’t been to the annual Sukkot march for several years, certainly not since I had a reasonable camera. I also made a video. Although still photos are wonderful, they can’t capture the sounds and movement of a parade. The fellow in the photo above was leading the Bezek (phone company) marchers. He happened to turn around and the sun was hitting him from an angle, making him stand out against the shadowy background. Because we were in a concrete canyon between the King David and David Citadel hotels, the light was a challenge. The marchers were in the shadows and a bluish cast, while the setting sun was bouncing off all the high buildings in the background.
Army and police units led the march:
The military and police were followed by service companies.
El Al and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems carry planes on sticks:
Various bank employees:
I think the Bezek guys could benefit from a little more exercise….
Sukkot coincides with the ICEJ’s Feast of Tabernacles, so there are a lot of Christian tourists in Jerusalem at this time:
These Chinese women dressed as brides were great. You should see them in my video.
A man holding a model of the scales of justice leads the court system workers.
There were lots of “Welcome home Gilad” signs (how wonderful that Gilad Shalit is finally with his family again!). On the left are Russian tourists in folk costumes.
“Taiwan loves Israel”:
Polish woman in folk costume: