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    Posted by Jonathan on March 15th, 2013 (All posts by )

    A narrow street in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. (© 2012 Jonathan Gewirtz /


    10 Responses to “Steps”

    1. DHL Says:

      Wow, I didn’t realize that Chicago was so old! I would have guessed Jerusalem.

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Old Town ;)

    3. IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States and some Canadian provinces Says:

      Well, THAT’s not passing ADA inspection, you can damned sure bet *that*….

    4. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Well, the properties of the photograph have it as Jerusalem … but it reminds me of Mark Twain’s observation about the only joke in the Bible – the street *called* Straight in Damascus …

    5. gre3y eagle Says:

      A very pretty passage way. Indeed this may be a main street in Jerusalem. Notice that there are three openings on the right side covered with steel grills. This usually indicates shops. Notice the window sized openings have bars. There are no windows at ground level.

      Jeerusalem is not as safe as Sioux City, South Dakota. Souix City has unprotected windows at ground level. But socialism and ‘income equality’ are more important in Jerusalem than they are in Souix City.

    6. Jonathan Says:

      It’s an offshoot of Habad Street, one of the main streets in the Jewish Quarter.

      Not sure what the point of your Sioux City comparison is.

    7. grey eagle Says:

      Windows at ground level are common in midwest small towns, rare in ancient cities.

      It is said that breaking windows is a good way to stimulate an economy. Obviously, there comes a time when windows are not replaced.

      I wonder if socialism and income equality are involved in breaking windows or in deciding not to replace them.

    8. Dave Homes Says:

      Awesome picture though. Did you use some sort of soft/yellow light filter?

    9. Jonathan Says:

      No filter. The light brought out the yellow in the stones, and I enhanced it a bit more in editing.

    10. Bill Brandt Says:

      Nice color composition and framing. Years ago while in Greece I saw a similar scene of a Greek monastery – liked the 3 archways going back to give it depth – just as I hit the shutter a monk started walking in from the back – made the whole picture.

      Not that i planned it ;-)