Oh, the locals. Always a pleasure. Or at least, an experience. 

Israel is such an interesting place to live and just when you think you’ve moved beyond the culture shock and finally understand the local customs, you realize just how much you’ve left to learn. Read further down for further “Israeliness”. Plus, check out a personal little blurb from me down at the bottom. Soak it all in and then have a lovely weekend indeed, y’all.  (more…)

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut: The Siren יום העצמאות 2012

Two-minute nationwide siren sounds at 11 A.M. to commemorate the 22,993 IDF soldiers who died during their service. Todays’s services came a day after a ceremony for Israel’s fallen soldiers was held on Tuesday evening on the eve of Memorial Day in cities across Israel.

I follow a blog that I have really enjoyed reading and wanted to share their post today about ‘The Siren’.

From Vov, over at Importantlytrivial.com:

“As the double days of Israel’s Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) have arrived, I once again find myself reflecting on the meaning of this juxtaposition of official holidays, one representing the ultimate sadness of a people; the second, the ultimate national joy.  Continue reading

Update for The Tabula Rasa Street Art Project

This is update to my first post on the Jlem Street Art Scene (Tabula Rasa), found by clicking this.

The very nature of street is that is is in a constant state of change and growth. The reality of this art form is, from the moment of completion, decay and altercations. The artist isn’t able to control that ebb and flow once they release it and therefor being able to document it somehow makes it more valid as a part of the history of the space in which it was found.

A clever play on the Hebrew spelling of Jerusalem.  Continue reading

Vespa Adventures, Jerusalem Street Art

This gallery contains 12 photos.

Tabula Rasa: Jerusalem Urban Art Project #Shuk Machane Yehuda We had to make an unexpected trip into Jerusalem today to renew my scooter insurance, and what would a trip to Jlem be without a quick walk through the Machane Yehuda Shuk? I mostly like to go around this area because there is always some new, political street art that pops up and strikes… Read more.