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Archive for April 30th, 2008

I started on a new picture a couple of days ago. The painting shows the view to Yemin Moshe from just next to the Jaffa Gate of the old city of Jerusalem. Yemin Moshe is a beautiful historic neighbourhood set adjacent to the old city. It was the first neighbourhood to be built outsid eth city walls in 1891 and is named after Moshe (Moses) Montifiore (the name means “the right [hand] of Moshe”) – the Jewish British philanthropist who established it. I have been planning this picture for quite a while and during the recent Pesach holiday I took some photos around there when I did the old city ramparts walk with my children.

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