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...
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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