Graphics and Graffiti


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In Jerusalem you see lots of “hats” and head coverings and black hats are very common. The styles vary depending on the group one belongs to. This ad on the back of a bus would only be relevant in Jerusalem with the array of black hats on the bundles of bamboo that are used during the holiday of Sukkoth for roofing material. This ad is obviously outdated since Sukkoth was in October.

We learn a lot about the place we find ourselves when we see graphics and graffiti.  Sometimes we find them joined together as you will see here.

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This is a play on words: Mench means man in German and in Yiddish it means a well behaved person. In this context the Handy Mench (Handy Man) must be a really nice guy.

 

The awning of this store says you need the lottery in your life and that they sell hot and cold drinks, popsicles, calling cards, newspapers, and cigarettes.  You see many awnings like this with different varieties of things they sell...
The awning of this store says you need the lottery in your life and that they sell hot and cold drinks, popsicles, calling cards, newspapers, and cigarettes. You see many awnings like this with different varieties of things they sell…Looks like the national lottery must supply the awnings.
Always thought Paul Newman had beautiful eyes.  This is one of the painted doors in Machane Yehuda (the outdoor market) with stores and stalls all around.  Each outside door is painted by an artist named Solomon Souza.  He's very busy!
Always thought Paul Newman had beautiful eyes. This is one of the painted doors in Machane Yehuda (the outdoor market) with stores and stalls all around. Each outside door is painted by an artist named Solomon Souza. He’s very busy!
Jerusalem is full of cats, all feral who are into multiple generations since the British brought them here to take care of the rodent problem.  Not many rodents but many many cats.
Jerusalem is full of cats, all feral who are into multiple generations since the British brought them here to take care of the rodent problem. Not many rodents but many many cats.
The cats make the most of the considerable amount of garbage available in this city especially the first week we were here when there was a garbage strike.  Only the cats were happy about it.
The cats make the most of the considerable amount of garbage available in this city especially the first week we were here when there was a garbage strike. Only the cats were happy about it.
This makes it look a lot better than it is in actuality.
This makes it look a lot better than it is in actuality.
Enjoyed this very detailed graphic on the wall of a construction zone- reminded me of some of Breughel's prints (we'll see some of them in the Baroque period).
Enjoyed this very detailed graphic on the wall of a construction zone- reminded me of some of Breughel’s prints (we’ll see some of them in the Baroque period).

 

 

 

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