Jerusalem - Follow the Lights is a breathtaking and exciting project that brings back the light into our difficult Covid-raged times:

After months at home, enjoy a brightly and colorfully illuminated Jerusalem in a safe way from the comfortable convenience of your car, while adhering to all public health measures.

Join us on a tour of dozens iconic landmarks - historical and modern - illuminated and turned into work of arts; revealing hidden gems, offering new perspectives never seen before.

 
 
 
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Cords Bridge

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During this exciting project, the String Bridge becomes a communication tool for sending messages to your loved ones, family and friends. Do you want to take part and send a message to a beloved via the bridge? It's really simple!

 

In the link below you can choose one of the animations you like; add your personal dedication and a GIF will me created for you to send to your loved ones.

Some facts about the bridge:

The String Bridge at the entrance to Jerusalem was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in June 2008. The bridge was built to allow passage for the light rail and pedestrians, between Jaffa Street and Herzl Avenue. The bridge spans 380 meters long, weighs 4,500 tons. The  height of the mast in the center measures about 120 meters and supporting  70 steel suspension strings that reminiscent of a harp or a giant musical instrument hence its name, the String Bridge.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel

 

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At the intersection of the streets, the facade of the hotel building becomes a canvas for colorful light paintings: A small, white light grows larger to a rhythmic dance of colors that covers the building and fills it with an endless animation of color and light.

 

The hotel, near the Government Quarter, was built in 1973 and rises to a height of 95 meters with its 21 floors. The hotel used to be the tallest landmark in the city, only superseded by the Tower 1 of the infamous "Holyland" project. Still, even holding the rank of the 2nd highest building, its placement on one of the highest spots of the city makes it a highly visible and prominent landmark in the skyline of Jerusalem.
 

 
 
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Supreme Court Bridge

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The artistic lighting on the bridge emphasizes the details of the structural elements that the bridge is built of. The Supreme Court building was inaugurated in 1992. According to its architects Ada and Ram Carmi, the two prominent elements in the Supreme Court's design are the straight line that symbolizes the law and the circle that symbolizes justice. The pedestrian bridge passing from one side of the arch to the other side is painted by subtle lighting that creates together with the round key, a new image for the familiar bridge.

 

During the Mandate period, the Supreme Court operated in the Russian compound and was held by two Jewish judges, two Muslims judges, a Christian judge and a British judge.

 

The Israeli Supreme Court was established in September 1948, but since Jerusalem has not yet been crowned capital, it was proposed to place it in Tel Aviv or Haifa, or even Netanya as possible alternatives. In the end, it was decided to locate the Supreme Court in the Russian compound in the city until 1992, when it moved to its final location in the government compound.

 
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Rabin Tunnel

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The dark tunnel is transformed into a short journey full of light. Along the tunnel, the wall niches containing the lion statues are painted with colorful lighting, magically illuminating the way for you. How many lions did you manage to count in the tunnel?

 

The answer: The tunnel has 34 lions.

 

A lion - the symbol of Jerusalem:

The roaring lion is presented in the Bible as the symbol of the tribe of Judah. The lion is a symbol of many royal houses because the lion is considered the king of beasts and a symbol of heroism and power. Thus, the lion has come the symbol of the city of Jerusalem since 1949, with the city walls in the background and the olive leaves framing it.

 
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Sacher Park

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The trees along the road at Park Sacher are painted with colorful lighting, turning them into a work of art and a magical experience.

 

Some facts about the Park:

During the War of Independence, the park was a landing pad for light aircraft. After the war, the area was turned into an agricultural area that was irrigated with the wastewater of Jerusalem, but after a few years the area was turned into a city park and large lawns, shrubs and olive and carob trees were planted there. Today the park functions as a popular green lung in the center of the city, attracting hundreds of residents throughout the day for sports and leisure activities.

 
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The Israel Museum

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Welcome to Art in Motion!

Along the route in the museum parking lot, a dozen works of art are displayed using video screens and projections. Famous works of art from the museum’s collection are transformed through and into video art, providing a new angle and different interpretation to the works that you can enjoy in the museum.

How does painting envelop us? How do you travel through a picture? Join the path of light and you will discover a different world of art. We are waiting for you!

 

The Israel Museum was founded in 1965 and is one of the leading art and archeology museums in the world.

 

The museum's collections contain about half a million items from different times and all walks of life, from the cradle of civilization to contemporary art: alongside rare archeological objects, there is the largest collection of Judaica items in the world, masterpieces of modern art, classical art and Israeli art.

 

The first building of the museum was designed by the architects El Mansfeld and Dora Gad, and was selected in an architectural competition in 1959. Its square units allowed for the gradual construction of the museum and adapted to the modern language and topography of the mountain. The museum has a large and impressive sculpture garden, and from the parking lot where you are, you can see the dome of the Shrine of the books, home of the famous Dead Sea scrolls. Over the years, the Israel Museum has become one of the symbols of the city of Jerusalem.

 
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The Israeli Knesset