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Markets of Israel

I just returned from a weeklong journey around Israel. The highlights of the trip are many. While I’m sorting out my impressions – intense on several levels – I thought I’d post some photos from my wanderings around the markets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

The more I travel, the more I love markets. They portray everyday life as it’s been lived for generations, over hundreds of years. The sights, sounds, smells, textures and tastes of Israel enchanted me. While I can only share the sights here, hopefully they can transport you to a Middle East where life, simple, unrolls at a market pace.

Here are snapshots of the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, the largest in the city:

 

 

 

Below are scenes from the bustling Arab souk in the old city of Jerusalem.

 

 

 

Lastly, my favorite, here comes the Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Comments

those are some big pieces of bread!

I loved the Machane Jehuda market! I was there just before Shabbat and it was a mayhem!! Can't wait to see more pics. Were there riots in Jerusalem when you were there? I thought I heard / saw on the news that there's a "situation" at the Temple Mount area.

Those pieces of bread are actually called Jerusalem bagels – and they're delicious!

Yes, isn't Machane Yehuda market just amazing, Jen? No riots when I was there, luckily. There was trouble the week before but things calmed down by the time I arrived.

Beautiful shots. I love local markets.

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