Sunday, June 29, 2008

The streets of Jerusalem.

Looking at the photos that I took in Jerusalem, I found that street signs were a recurring subject. In my eyes, the trilingual ceramic street signs of the Old City are much more attractive than the plain white-on-green signs that I'm accustomed to in the United States. Appealing in their own right, the Old City's street signs are also striking in context, sharing wall space with unique advertisements (such as sign pointing to the 'Dome of the Rock Rest-house Station' on Bab El-Ghawanima Road) as well as religious images (like the torn icon-poster on St. Helena Road, close to the Holy Sepulchre) and commercial wares (like the woven carpet hanging on Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Road). Like the roads and alleys they identify, the Old City's street signs are all unique. AMDG.


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