The old town bazaars of Jerusalem are a world apart with exotic sounds and smells. the handicrafts, the souvenirs, and the food on offer. You descend down the steps in to a delightfully chaotic, colourful world in which you could walk around in circles forever … What I love the best is not the goods on sale or the food on offer…it just a cauldron of humanity, especially given the history of this city …
I particularly remember one moment, where I was photographing people descending the stairs and a man of (presumably) African origin held his hand up, shaking it violently as if to indicate that he did not wish to be photographed… While I respected that and stood aside to let him pass, he kept muttering something and gave me really angry looks. The point I’m trying to make is that this is exactly what makes this place so interesting … just the sheer diversity of people, emotions, and interactions you witness in such places.
Here’s my contribution for the Weekly Photo Challenge of 31st October 2014 and the theme is Descent.