I have been taking pictures of Jerusalem for over 10 years and finally decided to start sharing some of my images with the world.
I try to capture the timeless feel that the city has, the life and vitality of the city along with all of her history.
The above image is one of my all time favourite images. Jerusalem of Gold as eternalised in the famous Naomi Shemer song is more than a metaphor. The city takes on a golden hue when the last rays of the sun hit the famous Jerusalem stone. As the sun sets, a calmness settles over the city. What better a place to meditate than these historic walls.
I love how every part of this city has its own feel. The streets of Nachlaot have their own character and might be entitled to the crown for the most diverse neighbourhood, with secular students living alongside Haredi families whom have been in the same apartments for generations.
The above image captures a part of the history of Nachlaot. This photograph could have been taken at any time over the last 100 years,a quality that defines certain areas of the city.
The final image here was taken in a once hidden area in the Shuk. From early in the morning, retired men can be found drinking sweet tea and turkish coffee while playing Sheshbesh (Backgammon), or card games , for loose change and sometimes larger amounts.
Taken when the shuk had already closed, the last stragglers from a hard day of wagers hang on. Passersby stop to watch and learning from some of the people who built this city.