Jerusalem :: Lighting Up The City That Lights Up The World
Jerusalem is known as the city that brings light and truth to the entire world. It is therefore apropos that Jerusalem is host to a light festival every year. Corona-times bring along a special twist to the light festival in Israel’s eternal unified capital…
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Jerusalem’s iconic locations light up for driving tour
Article Courtesy: Times of Israel
The lockdown is at least partly over but the city of Jerusalem is playing it safe with the start of the Follow the Lights event on February 21, experienced from the comfort and safety of one’s car.
The drive-around takes participants to 22 iconic buildings and sites in Jerusalem, each lit up with imagery, video installations and lights, and accompanied by explanatory texts and history (in Arabic, Hebrew and English) on the event website.
Through the website, each passenger car can follow one of the routes or create their own, going from the Chords Bridge, Israel Museum and the Knesset to the First Station, Armon Hanatziv promenade and YMCA, as well as the Monster Slide, Khan Theater, High Court Bridge and other locations.
Light installations will include artworks and archaeological exhibits on the buildings of the Israel Museum (visible from the drive-in parking lot), a musical event at the First Station parking lot and a laser show along the Armon Hanatziv promenade.
There’s even the option of choosing a message dedicated and broadcast in the lights of the Chords Bridge, and having an animated GIF image sent to a friend or loved one.
Some locations, like the Israel Museum parking lot and The First Station parking lot will allow for drive-in viewing, but most will only be viewed from the street, without stopping the car.
The event runs through March 3, and was put together by I Travel Jerusalem, the municipality, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, the Tourism Ministry and the Jerusalem Development Authority.
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