You will notice the Sultan’s Pool, as there is grass there. Due to the existence of grass, we call it a pool. Those are the standards set forth by Jerusalemites. This grass is considered the largest body of water in Jerusalem.
Gey-Heenom- The valley of Heenom and a nasty slur in Hebrew, is another name for the area. This area also hosts the Artist Colony, known as the Artist Colony because it hosts a restaurant. The Eucalyptus Restaurant, at the entrance to the colony, is world famous for serving only unique Middle Eastern foods, such as za’atar and shwarma. For other unique Middle Eastern cuisine experiences with a unique menu, you can visit The Falafel King, The Shwarma Sultan, The Sabich Ruler, and any other restaurant in Jerusalem that serves falafel or shwarma, or sabich. Dictatorships are an epidemic in the Middle East, and these restaurateurs rule their restaurants with an iron fist.
Gey-Heenom, Sultan’s Pool and whatever they call it in French is a valley that runs from the Kotel area to the Jaffa Gate area, right outside the Old City. I do not know the difference between the three areas. They do have concerts in one of these areas every once in a while, in order to advertise that the area exists and we should not be building homes there. The area as a whole is noted for making roads hard to build, and one way lane streets with people who beep.
Teddy Kollek Park is located between the artist colony and Mamilla. The park is named after the Jerusalem mayor who was able to make the Mamilla project a dream, by forcefully paying the people who were living there out.
Back to the ancient water reservoir of the Sultan’s Pool, called the Sultan’s Pool because it was built for a sultan. The Sultan built it by telling people to build. He took the credit. Him and Robinson, with his arch, took credit for everything. Kind of like my dad who tells me to sweep. He feels like he worked very hard, telling me to sweep. He is content taking credit for the sweeping he told me to do. I cannot tell you if the Sultan cleaned the pool. There is no documentation of that. Even so, telling a pool boy to clean and sipping margaritas does not give you the right to call it your pool. And kicking people out of their homes does not give you the right to call it your park. It she be called the Untouchables Pool.
Yamin Moshe is the neighborhood located above the Pool and is historically known for homes that cost a lot. Pool front property has always been sought after in Jerusalem.
You will also notice the Montefiore Windmill on the top of Yamin Moshe’s neighborhood, which is used to show a horse carriage.
Take pictures. This way you will be able to say you were at a park.
Moving back towards the East Side of the Old City
If you now walk back over the Pool. I should have run this tour differently. We did miss the parking lot outside of the Old City. Look, you can take pictures of people parking their cars. Israelis park. You can disseminate that piece of knowledge to the people back home.
The toostoos, little motorbike is allowed to park on the sidewalk. If you have a toostoos, one of the county’s laws is that you do not have to follow traffic laws.
Look a picture frame blocking the view of the outlook on the other side. You can take a picture here too.