Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Shuk Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem

Any market is a feast for the eyes, and a shuk (= Middle Eastern market, pronounced "shook") is especially so. It is also a photographer's paradise. All those colors, shapes, forms and people! All that character!

My son and I spent an evening strolling through Jerusalem's Shuk Mahane Yehuda, and I hope my photos will give you a little taste (pun intended!) of this marvelously stimulating place of abundance and interaction.

At the fish monger's

Nuts are one of the few things that I found are cheaper in Israel than in the United States, so our bounty from this shuk visit includes half a kilo of cashews and half a kilo of Brazil nuts.

Middle Eastern cornucopia

 Diversity a la Jerusalem

One thing I love about this kind of "street" photography: Candid shots like this one. Someone looking straight at my camera while not intending to do so.

Plastic bags reign supreme.

Some of the poultry is plastic, too.

Fish restaurant and cafes in the midst of it all

The end of the day

Clean up



  1. I think the baking would certainly draw me in!

    By the way, I'm re-reading Michael Palin's book following the travels of Hemingway, and he mentions paying a visit to the house and coming across one of your preceding authors in residence.

  2. I LOVE your photos! Thank you for the virtual travel through the market - especially for letting me enjoy the sights without the heat ;)

  3. I love the photo with the man on the ladder.