Ein Karem

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Background: Ein Karem, or “Spring of the Vineyard” in Arabic, is a small village south east of Jerusalem. It was once a quiet independent Arab village but has since become part of Jerusalem due to the municipality’s expansion. The city is famous for being the birthplace of John the Baptist but is currently as famously known for being a vibrant artists colony, and home to Hadassah Medical Center, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s medical school and teaching hospital.

Impressions: Getting to Ein Karem is as easy as taking a bus from the central bus station. The place is really a village and an artists colony. The small streets are filled with artsy cafes and parks and the houses and gates are decorated with random street art. It gives the city a distinct flavor and offers a cool contrast to the two large churches in town (see following posts).


~ by jonathanmtsai on May 16, 2011.

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