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Line Fun Day, 2013: Yemin Moshe and Old City

Posted by Avital Pinnick on March 12, 2013

Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

Last week we had our last line (= department fun day) for the year and our last one as NDS (Cisco doesn’t splash out like this on social events). During the morning we had breakfast in Yemin Moshe, followed by an elaborate treasure hunt in Yemin Moshe and the Old City. I managed to take a few quick snapshots. The photo above is a street in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.

Lion fountain, a gift from the German government, in Bloofmield Gardens:

Lion Fountain, Jerusalem

Lion Fountain, Jerusalem

Lion Fountain, Jerusalem

Mishekenot Sha’ananim was the first Jewish neighbourhood (1860) built outside the Old City walls. It’s now a guest house for prominent artists, musicians, and academics visiting Israel. The almond trees have started to bloom.

Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem

Mondays and Thursdays are the weekdays when the Torah is read publicly, which makes these days popular for bar mitzvahs. Here’s a bar mitvah boy under a chuppah, accompanied by relatives and drummers, on his way to the Kotel (Western Wall).

Bar Mitzvah, Old City, Jerusalem

We had to wait outside Zion gate for a while, trying to decipher a clue. I photographed this metal gate outside an Armenian Church.

Gate of Armenian Church

Boys going into Zion gate. I’m not sure what the hats are supposed to be but they were cute.

Boys, Zion Gate, Jerusalem

Dormition Abbey, on Mount Zion, Old City.

Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem

Courtyard of Kinor David restaurant, where we ate lunch. This was taken from the patio on the roof.

Kinor David Restaurant, Jerusalem

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3 Responses to “Line Fun Day, 2013: Yemin Moshe and Old City”

  1. devraariel said

    Really nice! Glad I took a minute to look.

    On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM, This and Th

  2. pam said

    I don’t ever remember having this much fun at work!!! What a great collection of images – I love them all but my very very favorite is the first one – big surprise huh?

    Thank you for sharing. Next time I would welcome an invitation to come along!! 🙂

  3. Carolina said

    The signature in the mail has given me the opportunity to see these nice photos. I love the arched street of the old city…
    You are an artist. I have enjoyed them very much.

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