We jam-packed a lot of activity into this seven-day Israel trip as we traveled through nearly half of Israel with Shorashim, ending with Shuk Machane Yehuda in Israel and a walking tour of Yemin Moshe, the first Jewish neighborhood outside the Old City of Jerusalem.
Check out my favorite shots of the market as I went on a photography adventure with my friend Jess! That first shot I'm calling a portrait which I titled 'The Calm in the Chaos.' Ha, I didn't even realize what I'd captured until reviewing the photos back in the states - life.
When I was buying tea, as I oft tend to do, one of the sellers misunderstood my question, so I thought the tea was super cheap. As we walked into the shop to weigh it, I repeated my question, and a different seller (more of an English-speaker) explained gram measurements "because Americans just say '1 gram' of everything without knowing what it means." Because yes, that comment makes me want to buy from you. Pretty much every loose tea seller out there displays measurements in grams, so I know my stuff, and he tried to play it off.
Once I was given proper pricing, I bought just a quarter of a gram of tea, and the guy laughed. Next time I buy tea, it will be from a different vendor. I wish I'd gone around to other vendors and purchased different teas, as there were so many kinds I hadn't seen before, and they were amazing.
As I'm sure you can gather that I love watching - documenting - people in their daily lives. Jess and I ventured out to the street to capture more life at the market.