Old City Shops
 

Old City Shops

The shops along the David Street (also known as HaShalshelet) in Jerusalem. The street goes (with the exception of one zig-zag pair of corners in the middle) in a straight line from the Jaffa Gate and Tower of David in the west of the Old City to the Western Wall and temple mount area in the east.

2010-07-05 14:38

David Street, Israel 2010

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David Street, Israel 2010

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David Street, Israel 2010

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David Street, Israel 2010

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David Street, Israel 2010

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David Street, Israel 2010

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David Street, Israel 2010

2010-07-05 16:16

David Street, Israel 2010

I have no idea how this one came to be called "Swedish". The best I could come up with was a theory that Selma Lagerlöf's "Jerusalem", a pair of novels about Swedish migration to that same city, had some truth in them and that this was one of the footprints left. But according to any source that I could find, the Swedes that did emigrate ended up joining the American Colony here and were absorbed. Either way, I haven't found any connection.

2010-07-05 16:17

David Street, Israel 2010

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David Street, Israel 2010

2010-07-05 16:36

David Street, Israel 2010