Thursday, February 15, 2007

Jerusalem Rocks

Amid all this religious and political brouhaha over ancient stones near the Temple Mount, nobody has raised any objections to what the bulldozers are up to near the Sultan's Pool. Across the road from a beloved open air concert arena, within view of the old Cinemateque, some of the most accessible free-climbing rocks in all of Israel are being yanked out and replaced with a hideous concrete retaining wall, presumably to cut the traffic noise. It's enough to make a guy climb the walls. My pal the Hornet tells me that all the young climbers are hanging out, waiting to see what the city fathers do next..

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