to all you helpful people !!
I have been reading Stephen Brook's "Winner takes all", published in 1990, and quote from p.19:
"….(He) left me at the top of some steep steps that scuttled up the side of a house….The steps led to a series of little rooftop terraces linked by walkways and steps. Through unshaded windows I could see small groups of ultra-Orthodox Jews,….They gave me a glance but then resumed their prayers. (He) had taken me to the Kolel Galicia, a community established here in 1830, and then re-established in 1982. One of the little terraces led directly onto the roofs of the souk, the covered Arab markets. Once on the roofs it was easy to walk the length of the souk…At the far end of the souk, steps lead down from the roofs to the renovated alleys of the Jewish Quarter... "
My question: where is the Kolel Galicia? I've been up on the roof of the Jewish Market (where one can look down through openings into the market) - is that it? But though i have photos, this seems to be a more or less quadrangular area, not one connecting the Jewish Quarter to the souk. And, I don't remember terraces and windows. Of course, it's now almost 25 years post-publication.
Help :) and thanks.