Photos: Jerusalem wakes up at night
The sights and sounds of the Israeli city come alive when the sun sets.
The last time I was in Jerusalem, I wasn't sleeping over. I was merely passing through while staying outside of town. During that short visit, I was able to meander around the eclectic city during the day and capture some neat photos with my iPhone. But I made sure to change up my plans on my most recent trip to Israel. This time I had the fortunate opportunity to spend several nights in Jerusalem.
While the legendary Tel Aviv nightlife – with its dive bars and clubs – may get most of the attention from young tourists in the Mediterranean country, I was surprised to learn that Jerusalem is no slouch either. When the sun sets, the city comes alive – especially during the peak summer tourism season when I was there. Street performers perform, restaurants and cafes stay open well past midnight, and the streets and pedestrian promenades are as crowded as they are during the day.
I stayed downtown and had a front-row seat to what was going on as I walked to my hotel each night. Here are some of the nighttime photos (and videos) from my latest jaunt...
Opened in 2011, the Jerusalem Light Rail has 23 stops over the course of 8 miles.
Born in the U.S., Lazer Lloyd has brought his American-influenced blues and folk stylings to Israel.
Shakshouka, a popular egg and marinara dish, can be found throughout Jerusalem. We recommend this delicious version from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Jaffa Street, which serves breakfast even to night patrons. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)
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