May Herbawe for Jerusalem Story
A Magical Vista and Escape from the Everyday
Atop the roof of Souk Khan al-Zeit in the Old City of Jerusalem, one can find personal space, despite the noise and hubbub surrounding it.
Once can separate from the city and escape to another reality.
Tourists visiting the rooftop is a daily occurrence.
Moving from one place to another on the rooftop sometimes requires climbing and slipping, due to the lack of flat ground.
Although there are playgrounds in the Old City, the al-Khan rooftop always remains a treasured spot for kids to play, because of the huge empty space up there.
Empty and abandoned spaces less than a kilometer away from settlers’ houses can be found on the Khan rooftop.
Israeli soldiers visit daily to promote Israeli propaganda.
The ground of the Khan rooftop is uneven.
One of the difficulties one might face due to the uneven ground is slipping.
The rooftop overlooks the churches.
Empty roof space in the afternoon.
The point of destination everybody faces.