Sunday, September 17, 2006

Beutiful Pisgat Ze'ev

I spent some time hiking through the different areas of Pisgat Ze'ev snapping photographs, and here are a few of them. Pisgat Ze'ev is actually comprized of five neighborhoods, Pisgat Ze'ev North, South, East, West, and Center. The suburb of Neve Ya'akov is also contiguous with the town. Pisgat Ze'ev Mizrach (East) is where I live. It tends to be the most religious, and it is also somewhat better off than the other sections, though not by much.

Sunset over Pisgat Ze'ev Mizrach (East Pisgat Ze'ev) taken from the Maccabi building. To the left (North) in the midground is the Arab village of Hizma. This photo is looking towards Jordan. On a clear day you can see straight over the Jordan valley.

This picture is taken from a lookout point (and the site of an ancient Canaanite village) in Pisgat Ze'ev Merkaz (Center) looking towards Pisgat Ze'ev Mizrach (East, where I live), the security barrier, and the Arab village of Anata. I live in the clump of houses to the far left.

A photo taken of Pisgat Ze'ev Mizrach (East) taken from the side of the road at Pisgat Ze'ev Merkaz (center.) As you can see, there are large open spaces between each neighborhood which are gradually being filled in. This was taken on the Ramallah bypass road, which leads to many of the more outlying communities.

To take this photo, all I had to do was turn around from the previous photo. The town is full of roundabouts like this. There are very few traffic lights, and there is always room for parking.

Another photo taken from the archaeological site in Pisgat Ze'ev Merkaz (center), this time looking North East. In the foreground are some planted trees. More planted trees in the background show the Neve Ya'akov "forest." The snaking road to the left is the security barrier. The snaking road to the right is the Ramallah bypass road. The village in the midground is the Jewish settlement of Adam. In the background are various Arab and Jewish settlements.

Yours truly.


Yaakova said...

You have been very busy!!
I have a question: Did you have to apply for before moving into your new community? I thought a lot of religious communities had an application process.
Keep up the good work! That's great, about the Vonage connection!!

Evan said...

Application and acceptance is typically for smaller communities. And it's not just religious communities, secular ones also have the same acceptance committees, as well as Arab towns.

Pisgat Ze'ev itself is technically a part of the city of Jerusalem and is therefore open to everyone. Also, a huge percentage of the city, like maybe half, are secular. It's a pretty mixed bag here. It just happens that I hang out with the religious crowd so that's what you'll see more of on this blog.