The Jerusalem YMCA (The Three Arches Hotel)


We walked from our hotel, last night, past the YMCA (which doesn’t resemble any YMCA you’re every likely to have seen, and which our earlier Arab cabdriver called al-yimka) on the right side and the historic King David Hotel (blown up by Menachem Begin, but used more legitimately by a host of people like Winston Churchill, George Bush, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sting, and etc., etc.) on the left side, to a really fine little restaurant called, I believe, The Olive and Fish.  Very good food.  Perfect weather — in the nighttime, at least, and in relatively high Jerusalem, at least — for now.


Here’s the King David Hotel in 1931.  And no, I didn’t take the picture:



Posted from Jerusalem, Israel.



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