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: