Its not every year that it snows in Jerusalem. However, when it does, Jerusalem is covered with a beautiful white blanket. Schools close down and the streets are empty of its usual bustle. Jerusalem slows down and the city is hushed with the silence of those staying home to avoid the unfamiliar white powder.
We came prepared from our years living through Canadian winters. We left behind the long winter season and traded in our wintercoats, shovels and driveways full of snow for the cobblestone beauty of Jerusalem.
In Toronto, we braced ourselves for the onslaught of winter and dreaded seeing the temperatures dip below freezing. Here in Jerusalem we find ourselves excited by the prospect of snow, following the news with giddy excitement. Seeing the natural Jerusalem stone turn to white and the rooftops sparkling with their coating of snow, is a beautiful sight to behold. Not to mention the allure of the old city and the Kotel plaza dressed in white.
Photo: Noam Chen
White is the color of light. It is pure, clean, fresh and radiant. It's the color of perfection and offers a sense of peace and calm.
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This cool color can be warm when layered with differenet tones, neutrals and lots of texture. In small amounts its used for the color of the ceilings, trims, mouldings or as an accent against an array of other colors and textures. In large amounts it’s a background for furniture, artwork or other design elements.
As you stay safe, warm and dry on this cold wintery night, enjoy the beauty and purity of being draped in white with a cup of warm hot choco by your side.