About a month ago, there were 3 “snow” days in Jerusalem. School was cancelled, many shops closed, but there was essentially no snow. It was a little disappointing from the play-in-the-snow perspective, but nice from the I-have-a-free-day perspective. This week, when I heard there was going to be snow (after a couple of weeks with weather in the 60s and 70s!), I was quite skeptical that there would much out of the ordinary.
BUT, this morning when I woke up…
SNOW OUTSIDE MY WINDOW!
Much surprise. 🙂
After a quick breakfast of eggs in a hole…
It was time to explore!!!
On our adventures, I learned the following:
You know it’s a Middle Eastern snow storm when…
The roads are completely deserted of cars when confronted with the fluffy white stuff:
People try to go sledding with their surf boards:
Plastic bags are considered a reasonable alternative for snow boots:
Plastic bags are a reasonable alternative for a snow brush:
Construction vehicles are used as plows:
People shake the snow from trees on top of them because…hey, it’s a novelty!
The roads have no drainage and become lakes after the mid-day melt:
Even bell-hops at fancy hotels can’t resist playing with the snow:
And you know you’re in a Jerusalem Middle Eastern snow storm when the haredim bust out the plastic bag hat covers…
And the only place to open in the morning is the neighborhood bakery because – OF COURSE – people need their challah and Shabbat waits for no snow storm. ❤
All and all, a fun and enlightening day. The city of gold, covered in white: