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    Jerusalem's Friendly Monster

    by gilabrand Updated Oct 9, 2004

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    Is all the spirituality and seriousness of being at the navel of the world and the cradle of three religions getting to you? Then head for the Monster Slide in Kiryat Hayovel for proof that Jerusalem does have a sense of humor.

    The "Mifletzet," as it is called by one and all, is a giant spotted monster sculpture with three red tongues that serve as slides. The work of French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), this funny creature, big as a house, is hard to miss. It sits in the middle of a park in western Jerusalem, on the way to Hadassah Hospital - Ein Karem (it's called Rabinovich Park, but don't bet on anyone knowing that - just say "the Mifletzet").

    The Kiryat Hayovel monster has been around since 1972. My own children spent many afternoons here in the 1980s (we lived nearby). It was great for tiring them out before bedtime.

    Don't be shy - even grown-ups can have a turn.

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    Disneyland?

    by Gili_S Updated Jul 12, 2004

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    Ha ha, yes, well, not exactly, but when hanging around in some small street you might get surprised by this and have a smile.
    If Disney ever plan to open amusement park in Israel, I hope they will not have a legal dispute. :)

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    The Jerusalem Artists House

    by Gili_S Updated May 29, 2004

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    Well, it has been ages since I was in this place. I am not sure exactly how this place is running this days, it used to host also some parties and inside was a wonderful bar restaurant where we could eat nice steak and have a beer with it.
    Anyhow, ask the local people about this place, and even for some of the exhibitions its worth to visit here.

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    • Arts and Culture

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    Yemin Moshe

    by Carmela71 Updated Mar 22, 2004

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    A few minutes away from the walls, you can find the first outside neighbour of Jerusalem, with a personal character

    It is called, Yemin Moshe, in the name of Sir Moses Montefiore, that opened the windmill to attract people outside the walls.

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    Snow in Jerusalem

    by Gili_S Updated Oct 12, 2003

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    Yes, this is Jerusalem on January 7th. 2002,
    extra beautiful.
    So, just for your information, it is possible to have a day or two of snow during the winter. But even in summer it might be cool at night, so be aware.

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    Biblical Zoo

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo - The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens.
    It has been realy long time since I visited this zoo, it has been improved a lot sine I was here and I guess I should visit again.

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    • Family Travel

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    The desert

    by Gili_S Written Feb 26, 2011

    The Judea Desert is just a short drive away. It is in general the area between Jerusalem and the Dead-Sea, it is surely one of the area's you should visit for a day trip outside the city.

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    The Menora

    by Gili_S Written Feb 26, 2011

    This is the classic modern Menora. Located in one of the garden in Jerusalem which I can't right now remember its name, I'll be back to update it here once when I remember it :)

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    St. Joseph's French Hospital.

    by Gili_S Written Mar 8, 2009

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    This is the St. Joseph's French Hospital if Jerusalem. Not that I think you might need it, but this is a beautiful piece of architecture just few minutes walk outside the old city.

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    Ping-pong anyone?

    by Bregman Written May 7, 2005

    A little surreal image. Ping-pong tables in the old city of Jerusalem, right next to the city walls.

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    Armenian Ceramics

    by Bregman Written May 4, 2005

    The Armenian are known for their fine ceramics. There is a little ceramics museum in the Armenian Quarter. This picture was taken across the street in the Armenian Tavern restaurant.

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    Jerusalem in Snow

    by Bregman Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    Jerusalem is especially beautiful in the snow. See some more in the Jerusalem in Snow travelogue.

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    Didn't expect grafitti here,...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Didn't expect grafitti here, did you? Well, here it is. I can't tell what it means. Maybe someone else can tell me? I hope it isn't something nasty.

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    If you want a unique Shabbat...

    by jwander Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you want a unique Shabbat experience in Jerusalem, check out the Machlis family.

    For more information click here

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    Mar 17, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    check out the cinemateque which is situated in the gey-ben-hinom valley also known as the sultan's pool, its just next to the old city's wall, with great view, a green valley to spend a quiet evening, and the cinema itself showing artistic films and with a lovely terrace restaurant

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