There are much discussed benefits of increased density within the city. Efficient allocation of resources and access to more opportunities for work and recreation draw people together.
But, to quote Architect David Sherki, “the city ends where the view begins.”
There is no better time to venture beyond the city bounds, to escape the intensity of politics and city life, than election day.
Here are two suggestions for the Jerusalem city-dweller to nab some views. Both are no more than a quarter hour from town and feature architectural interest.
The Bridge at Emek HaArazim
Add a bit of adventure to the magic of the flowering almond trees in Emek HaArazim by crossing the valley’s bubbling brook on a rope bridge. A paved route and nearby park make this destination particularly attractive to families with young children. On the hillside, the picturesque ruins of Lifta seem to crumble into the landscape.
Yad Kennedy Memorial
City life in Jerusalem is made all the greater by the easy escape to the surrounding nature. Step out of the ballot and into the country.