Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

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.

Entering the old town bazaars of Jerusalem - descending in to delightfully colourful, chaotic, world ... (November 2012)

Entering the old town bazaars of Jerusalem – descending in to delightfully colourful, chaotic, world … (November 2012)

 

Here’s my contribution for the Weekly Photo Challenge of 31st October 2014 and the theme is Descent.

 

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  1. This is such a lovely street photography shot. Colorful, different people ambling about, and so many things on display and sale. I’m sorry to hear that a man protested against your photo-taking. In some cultures I suppose this is not approved, but good on you for respecting him. Great shot and interpretation for this week’s challenge 🙂

    • Yep – I could sit there for hours in a corner sipping on coffee just observing people and their emotions ..imagining the worlds existing within their eyes, their hearts and their minds.. 🙂

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