The Jerusalem light festival (a.k.a "Light in Jerusalem") is celebrated every June since 2009.
Every night for a whole week, parts of the Old city are turned into a glowing garden, with installations by local and international artists, street performers, music, all free of charge, and of course, stalls selling snacks and all manner of glowy things.
This is a compilation of photos I took that night - click on the images to see a pop up of a large version.
This year I had the perfect chance - I was ascending to Jerusalem anyway for a full day of study in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (more on that in a future entry), so I recruited a good friend and we stayed in town until darkness set in.
At 8pm sharp we exited the church to find that even though it wasn't quite dark yet, the Muristan fountain in the Christian quarter was already lit.
There was some wonderful music playing, and the view was completely different from every angle you looked.
Along the alleys there were glowing lines, denoting the different trails leading through the installations. In the photo above you can see we were on the blue trail, but soon left it to find the information center at Jaffa gate.
Before we actually got there though, we were stopped by some wonderful jellyfish.