I have almost missed Yemin Moshe during my last visit to Jerusalem together with my step-daughter. This amazing city offers so many other attractions habitually considered more important... So glad that I insisted on at least passing through this neighborhood on our way to the Old City one morning. What an example of how history turns things inside out! The area where people once were paid to settle - now is easily the most attractive residential area in town. And justly so! It is so peaceful, quiet and full of beauty. Blooming flowers and trees, unique architecture of the small and colorful houses. I felt as if I suddenly found myself inside a fairy-tail movie decoration. And all this right in the middle of a city which lives a rather tense lifestyle! It was a sharp and very impressive contrast.
Knowing a little bit of history of this neigborhood - and what is Montefiore Windmill, and who Montefiore was, etc. etc. - doesn't hurt at all. This knowledge adds a touch of purpose and museum-like feeling to this meditative walk.
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