Foto Friday – Flowers of Jerusalem

May 18, 2012 - 4:07 PM by

Sometimes, you just have to stop and smell the roses. That statement is particularly apt for Jerusalem where life is politically charged on both the national and international fronts. The city’s public parks provide a bit of shelter, relieve the tension and offer a break from the heat.

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One such oasis is the Wohl Rose Park (Gan HaVradim), located opposite the Knesset and government precinct, at the foot of the Israeli Supreme Court. Established in 1981, the park has over 400 varieties of roses, and is one of the few parks of its kind in the Middle East.

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Jerusalem is seldom described as green and yet the city’s neighborhoods are dotted with flowers, flower boxes and flowering trees…

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The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens (JBG) is another great place for those who love flora and fauna. It’s also located adjacent to Givat Ram and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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All photos are courtesy of the excellent Jerusalem Shots website where there are plenty more images to enjoy.


One Comment on Foto Friday – Flowers of Jerusalem

  1. Bhalchandra on Sat, May 19th 2012 3:26 AM
  2. Beautiful photos.
    The Israelis make gardens out of deserts
    The Arabs make deserts out of gardens.

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