The Old City, Jerusalem

February 1990

The weather was awful. It was incredibly cold and wet. We were very nervous entering the old city of Jerusalem.We had been warned how dangerous the Old City could be. Men stood around in dark corners. One had called out, “You want to peel my banana.”(subtle)

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Jerusalem can get extremely cold in Winter.

We spent many happy hours exploring the market. Bargaining was fun and I soon found myself with a new jumper and two new pairs of trousers.

I had eventually got to know and love the Old City, as I had lived in Jerusalem for several months. I would often head down there on a Friday afternoon. On at least one occasion I was interrupted trying to buy food by a rabbi, insisting that the stall close. This is no problem in Jerusalem because as fast as one area closes another one opens. One of the benefits of being in a place central to three major world religions. I had developed a real love of felafel in Jerusalem. Felafel are always on sale somewhere.

Jerusalem is amazing. I used to love being able to visit the Western Wall whenever I liked. I love everything was so old. There were few niceties from the shopkeepers in The old cityI seem to remember a standard greeting was

“Ma rotsa” or “What do you want?” I really miss my Arab trousers I had bought there.

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I was hoping that now I am old and decrepit I would not have the same hassles. I hope not as I don’t think I could walk around wearing headphones all the time these days,

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I ❤️ felafel.

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