One of the side benefits of the recent Houses from Within: Open House Jerusalem was that it gave me a chance to see more of the city.
Over the two days I visited some of the many venues that were open for the event, I did much of it by foot. As I walked through the streets of Jerusalem I got to see areas I’d never seen before. To discover new landmarks, buildings and architecture – and look at more familiar ones in a new light. These are some of the interesting, and beautiful, things of note I saw along the way.
The picturesque green pathway with canopy of trees above, is on the campus of the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem. A perfect example of biophilic design, it leads down to the Botanical Garden there.
Walking through the Old City was an opportunity to rediscover its captivating alleys and walkways.
The arches and stairs make for fascinating images.
Vivid pink bougainvillea and lush greenery outside a home on an elegant street in the Talbieh area, set against that deep blue sky.
The approach to the golden city of Jerusalem at the approach of golden hour.
Passageways and blue shuttered windows in the village of Ein Kerem on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
And a tantalizing glimpse through an open doorway …
As I discovered, there is something in enjoying the journey and not just the destination.