Jerusalem Pictures – Scenes from the Holy City


Welcome to all you new readers and a surreal smile to long term readers alike. I was recently in Israel and we took a visit to the Holy City, to say I have lots of Jerusalem pictures would be an understatement. This is arguably the most photogenic city on the planet, at least it is from all the cities I’ve seen and that’s a few to say the least. The place is magical and it has an aura about it that simply can’t be described. Regardless of what religion you practice or none at all, you should go there and stroll the streets with open eyes and a clear mind…

I’m really happy with how these Jerusalem pictures came out and yes, I have lots more. It’s arguably the mother city of all cities and the oldest city in the world… If you like the “Old Town” of most major cities, you’ll flip for this place. We only spent two days there but I’m in the middle of making plans to return for a longer stay so I can see and eat more delicious food. Everywhere you look it’s a photo and you’ll find people from around the world of every different faith, it’s unique.

Aren’t unique experiences part of what makes travel so alluring?

Enjoy these pictures and toda to Dig Israel for choosing SHABL for this mission. Most of these photos are just random street shots aka my favorite to take and look at. Naturally I captured most of the big tourist attractions but what always floats my boat is just the random stuff aka that frozen moment of time consisting of people going about their lives. In my mind, this is the type of stuff that really gives you an idea of what you may experience should you visit.

Most of these shots are taken inside the walls of the Old City. Jerusalem quickly climbed into one of my favorite cities on the planet. I’m a huge fan of old cities, interesting people, good food and hubs where randoms from around the world come to explore. Straight up, I love Jerusalem and am very thankful for getting to experience it. If you go, you’ll know what I mean and remember our motto here at SHABL: “you’ll never know unless you go…”

Enjoy the rest of these Jerusalem pictures.

Tips hat,

P.S: Big hello to all my Israeli friends…

P.P.S: Still at the jungle office in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica indefinitely…


  1. Derek - ThePointsGuide

    October 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Love the pictures! I’ll be in Israel next month over Thanksgiving. Really looking forward to this trip as we have been planning it for the past year and its finally almost here! 1 month from yesterday I’ll be on my way 🙂

    • Rob

      October 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Awesome and you sir, are going to have a great time.


  2. Larissa

    October 19, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Looks awesome there, I can’t wait to go. Someday.

    • Rob

      October 19, 2012 at 5:03 am

      You’d love it, I think.

      • Larissa

        October 19, 2012 at 5:52 am

        I think as well. Pretty excited so many of the European low cost airlines have added Tel Aviv into the mix. Think this means it will happen sooner rather than later.

  3. Ian

    October 19, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Looks such a clean city,and an amazing place to visit.

    • Rob

      October 19, 2012 at 5:03 am

      Most definitely a worth a visit.

  4. Kerry

    October 22, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Jerusalem looks gorgeous! I’ve been vaguely planning a trip to Israel for a year – I think it’s time to get up and do something about it.

    • Rob

      October 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

      You should do something about it, really nice place. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there and bought a killer pair of sneakers you can’t find in N. America. :]

  5. Becki Orth

    October 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    ‘but what always floats my boat is just the random stuff aka that frozen moment of time consisting of people going about their lives. In my mind, this is the type of stuff that really gives you an idea of what you may experience should you visit.’

    This is my favorite thing to do when I see someplace new. It’s cool to take pictures of the sights, but it’s the people doing their everyday thing that sparks my interest. I want to remember that the most. Thanks for posting that and making it come alive in your pictures, they are amazing!

    • Rob

      October 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks for the kind words and it’s the little things / moments you have places which are what you’ll remember forever.

      Jerusalem was a really cool place, I think I’ll end up there again.

      • Becki Orth

        October 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

        I think I want to end up there as well.

        • Rob

          October 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

          Good call!

  6. The Welsh Wizard

    October 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Very interesting pics, one does not get to see manyod Jeruselem.

    • Rob

      October 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Good times, I think the “Welsh Wizard” if that is your real name would enjoy.

  7. Simon

    October 24, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Never thought Jerusalem would look this relaxed! Nice pictures!

    • Rob

      October 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

  8. Aiman

    October 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Such lovely pictures! I’m sure i could get lost in these streets for days and days. I hope i get to go soon and try the delicious food that you mention. Great post Rob!

    • Rob

      October 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks and worth the trip, most certainly.

  9. charlie

    December 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    All the buildings and walkways look built with heart and soul. And it looks incredibly clean for being the oldest functional city on the planet.

    • Rob

      December 12, 2012 at 3:50 am

      Right you are. It has lots of character which is something I love to see in a city and most mass modern creations lack.

      • charlie

        December 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

        Indeed. These days many are rammed through limited formal education to prepare for a slave-cage government or corporate job…. then they go on to change jobs 10 times or more for the rest of their life.

        No time to uncover what type of work one is passionate about, much less spend decades taking pride in and honing their craft. You can tell the ancient builders spent a lifetime perfecting and taking pride in their work.

        • Rob

          December 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

          Agreed and most definitely. There isn’t much emotion behind the work people do today and it shows.

          I quite like old buildings made right. Not sure many buildings in the suburbs today will even make it to a few hundred years old.

  10. François de S. Labrecque

    January 8, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Quelles belles photos. Ça me rappel de très bons souvenirs. J’ai hâte d’y retourner. Deus Lo Vult !

  11. Lucien Alexandre Marion

    January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Photos super belles.Merci de nous les partager. Un jour… j’aimerais bien visiter Jerusalem. Merci encore!

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