The palm tree is a Muslim symbol of fertility, and signifies the resident’s return from Mecca.
(photo credit: ASSAF EVRON)
How many of us take in the finer aesthetic urban details that surround us practically every day of our lives in Jerusalem? How many of us actually take the trouble to look up from our cellphones while, for example, waiting at a bus stop, recalibrate our optical focus and cast a discerning glance in the direction of the structures lining the streets of the capital? The answer to the above queries is probably a resounding “very few,” but if David Kroyanker has anything to do with it, we’ll all be feasting our eyes on some charming and intriguing architectural items that not only offer visual delights but also provide some insight into the annals of this fair city of ours. That much is patently clear from the self-explanatorily titled “Jerusalem in Detail” exhibition currently in full alluring flow at the Israel Museum.