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Jerusalem Follow the lights has now ended.
Big thanks to everyone who bravely defied the traffic jams and enjoyed Jerusalem in vibrant, colorful light.

You are our light and inspiration!

Love and see you soon!

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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 The hotel used to be the tallest landmark in the city, only superseded by the Tower 1 of the infamous "Holyland" project.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

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The name of the Knesset comes from the Grand Knesset, which was the supreme institution of the sages of Israel during the period of the Return to Zion.


The first session of the Knesset convened on Tu B'Shvat 1949 in Jerusalem; but due to its proximity to the Jordanian front, the Knesset was forced to migrate to Tel Aviv, where it held its discussions at the Kesem Cinema near the beach.


The location of the Mishkan was determined in Givat Ram, which overlooks the place where the government complex was to be built. In 1955 a competition was held to design the building. The winner was renowned architect Joseph Clarwin. Over the years, the architects Dov and Ram Carmi also joined in the planning of the Mishkan, and the interior design was entrusted to the architect Drora Gad.


The Mishkan was inaugurated in an impressive ceremony in August 1966 in the presence of dozens of delegations from Israel and abroad. Over the years, the Mishkan was expanded and today its area is three times larger than its original area in 1966.

 
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The Bike Path

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The artistic illuminations on the section of the bike path marks the way and invites you to examine the cycling routes and join the experience with a smile: unique lighting sculptures in form of bicycles are transforming real bicycles as elements designed in light. Placed on the streetlamp poles, they become the visible illuminated signs of the eco-friendly transformation of our city.

 

If you arrive by bike to the museum parking lot, you can easily connect to the nearby bike path and pedal down to Monastery of the Cross. The bike path stretches over many kilometers in the city and allows fun and continuous riding between the main neighborhoods and important centers in the city. This newly created network of eco-friendly routes encourages residents to enjoy different means of transportation and outdoor activities, do sports by riding or walking at all hours of the day, maintain health and fitness and discover new places in the city.

 
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Light Cubes on the Museum

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Light games on the iconic façade of the Israel Museum: On the eastern side of the museum complex, the different exhibition halls appear as stone cubes facing the valley and the road and can be enjoyed from the nearby neighborhoods. The cubes invite a colorful play of light, reminiscent of abstract art but also fun, games and joy.

 

A little about the nearby Rehavia neighborhood:

On the other side of the road is the old Rehavia neighborhood. It was established in the 1920s on the land of the Greek Orthodox Church which were leased to the settlement training company. The first regulations of the neighborhood committee allowed commercial houses only on the main streets. The streets themselves were deliberately designed narrow so that they would not become bustling and curved like a virtue against demons. The main boulevard in the neighborhood was designed as a wider boulevard for pedestrians to allow for neighborhood gatherings, while still maintaining its quiet character.

 
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Monastery of the Cross

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The lighting work on the ancient Byzantine stone monastery, creates a magical surprise on the main road which seems to be from a story or legend from another world. Light paints the fortress like building and the adjacent vegetation in alternating colors emphasizing the architectural details on the impressive stone facades.

 

Rediscover the Valley of the Cross:

The monastery was built in the 11th century on the remains of a building from the Byzantine period in the 6th century and is one of the few buildings from this period in the city that have survived in its entirety. According to Christian belief in this place grows the tree from which the cross on which Jesus was crucified was made. The monastery is owned by the Greek Orthodox Church and is home to only a few monks nowadays. Over the years the monastery has served as an important cultural center for religious work for copying and translating many manuscripts.

 
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The Monster

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The monster has always been a friendly alien and different element in the urban environment of the Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood. Through our adaptation and use of UV light around the park, the monster turns into a fictional character from an even more magical story or scary dream (:

 

The Monster is icon and old Jerusalem playground, designed by the sculptor Nicki de San Pal. The monster figure originally named "The Golem" represents a large, warm, dark and dominant woman who does not apologize for the place she occupies.

 
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Armon HaNatziv Promenade

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Time to open your windows and inhale clear air like wine: From the promenade observation point you can best enjoy the fantastic laser show originating from six different towers and icons throughout Jerusalem. The laser show spans over the whole city and is accompanied by a soundtrack that will be heard through the speakers on the promenade. While you can enjoy the show from the car along the street, you will be also able to see it from different perspectives throughout big parts of the city.

 

The city as a picture:

The Commissioner's Palace promenade is an observation deck to the city and combines ancient and sacred architecture with modern cityscape; rural buildings on the mountainside in constant dialogue with the edges of the urban area. The promenade actually consists of three promenades connected to each other; with more than 600 olive trees, seven species of trees, carob and cherry trees planted. A water channel from the Second Temple period, transporting water to the city from the south, was was restored.

 
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Mt. Zion Hotel

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The Mount Zion Hotel is painted in a changing graphic graphic pattern that turns the beautiful hotel into a work of art against the backdrop of the massive walls of Jerusalem.

 

About the hotel:

The Mount Zion Hotel was built in 1882 and served as a hospital. During World War I the Ottoman empire used the place as a weapons depot and as a result the structure was severely damaged. Renovations of building were carried out during the Mandate period, with additional wings erected, that are connected to each other by an underground corridor. During the War of Independence, the building served as a position for the defense forces and its condition worsened. The struggle of environmental organizations and supporters of building preservation managed to save the building from demolition and rehabilitate it as a hotel.

 
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Cinematheque Bridge

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The bridge is illuminated with delicate lighting, turning the structure into a picture frame of the Old City. The impressive Guy Ben Hinon on the eastern side of the road and across the bridge reveals the old city in all its exclusivity.

 

A bit of history about the Cinematheque: The Cinematheque was established in 1974 and originally located in Beit Agron in the city center of Jerusalem. In 1981, the Cinematheque moved to the remains of houses in the Jewish Shamaa neighborhood that used to be located in the Ben Hinom Valley. At the Cinematheque, an international film festival, the Jerusalem Festival, is held every year, celebrating filmmakers in Israel and presenting films from around the world in a wide variety of categories.

 
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Tower of David

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After dark, the light of gold of Jerusalem rises: Through the cracks in the stone, through the earth at the bottom of the citadel, through the windows in the turret trying to burst the light. The light paints the stones, the wall and the tower. It breaks and paints the whole fortress in colors of gold and glitter. A small golden flower at the bottom of the citadel begins to grow and take over the entire front; other stems join it and envelop the citadel in a bloom of gold. After all the hard time we went through, there’s still hope for the good!

 

About the citadel:

At the connection point between East and West of the city, the Tower of David expresses the ongoing dialogue between Old Jerusalem and modern-day modern Jerusalem. The Tower of David is the nickname given to the high fortress in the Old City but the connection between it and King David is only symbolic. Strategically located to protect the city from the west, the citadel has historically served as an important governmental and military center. It was built on the ruins of the guard tower built by Herod in the early Arab period and during the Crusader period halls were added around it for the use of guard soldiers. After the British mandate period, the citadel has become a museum and has since served as a cultural and tourist center. The Tower of David Museum, housed on the foundations of the ancient guard rooms, was opened to the public in April 1989 at the initiative of the late Mayor Teddy Kollek. The museum is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation process that includes conservation work on the ancient citadel, renovation of the archeological park and construction of new exhibition spaces, archeological excavations and improving accessibility.

 
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The Old City Walls

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Jerusalem's Old City Wall turns colorful and dynamic through vibrant video projections.
In an instant the natural stone becomes an eruption of color and textures. The stone is painted and covered with textures that fall apart and are rebuilt in a new color.
 

The city walls of Jerusalem were built by the glorious Ottoman Sultan Suleiman in 1536 and is the last of the fortification systems that surrounded Jerusalem throughout history. The wall is built of local stone and there are seven gates to the city itself.

Built to demarcate the city and protect it from attempts by local and foreign invaders, still the walls are adorned the wall with various decorations, especially in the area of ​​the Nablus Gate which faces the road that led north to the center of the empire. The northern corner wall incorporates 16 ornate inscriptions glorifying Sultan Suleiman, while extending to a length of 4.5 km and rising to a height of 15-20 meters.

 
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Mamilla BLVD

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The architectural details and arches on the facade of the open shopping mall are emphasized and toyed with through the use of light, turning the mall into a gigantic, colorful and illuminated box of wonder.

 

Mamilla neighborhood:

The neighborhood, which was established at the end of the nineteenth century, was a bustling neighborhood with Jews and Arabs living together. The area became popular and sought after for people trying to escape the overcrowding between the walls of the old city; but the neighborhood suffered from a difficult period of neglect and poverty. After the War of Independence, the neighborhood compound was abandoned and was a no-man's land between Israel and Jordan. Low-income families who entered the abandoned houses were attacked by the Jordanian Legion. After the Six Day War, it was decided to demolish the neighborhood and to re-build a new compound beneath it. Today it is a lively part of the city that includes hotels, apartments, commercial spaces and offices. Among the shops in the open-air mall you can still identify a number of houses that were dismantled and rebuilt, indicating the old neighborhood houses and the neighborhood that has disappeared.

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YMCA Intl. Jerusalem

 
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The YMCA International Jerusalem’s unique bell tower is illuminated with colorful artistic lighting that emphasizes its beauty.

 

The tower has always been a unique feature in Jerusalem since the building was built in 1933. The Carlion bells at the top of the tower are the only ones in Israel, and in the entire Middle East. The tower currently numbers 36 bells made by Gillette and Johansson from England, one of the foundries for the finest bells in the world. Until 2018, there was one missing bell in the mall, but recently the tool underwent a comprehensive and professional renovation and restoration, and the last bell was donated to complete the system.

 

Since its founding in 1878, YMCA International Jerusalem, has been working to cultivate and develop mutual respect and understanding among all the communities that make up Jerusalem. In line with the international values ​​of the YMCA, the Jerusalem branch conducts activities in the fields of education, culture and sports created to strengthen mental, mental and physical health.

 
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Khan Theater

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The video work on the Khan Theater turns the familiar stone facade into a play of textures and graphic patterns that detaches the structure from its familiar identity and turns it into new, dynamic and colorful embroidery.

 

For centuries the Jerusalem Khan functioned as a Khan or Oasis for pilgrims to the Old City. Today it is the residence of the Khan Jerusalem Theater. The building was erected during the Ottoman Empire as a silk factory. Later it became a hostel mainly for pilgrims who came to the city after the gates closed. The gates of Jerusalem would be closed at sunset and entry into the city was not allowed until sunrise the next day. With the development of the Ottoman Empire and the improvement of security, the city gates subsequently remained open, leading to the decline and eventual abandonment of the Khan. In the 1960s, the khan was renovated under the direction of conservation architect Nahum Meltzer and with the relocation of the Khan Theater the complex became a fixed cultural and entertainment center in Jerusalem.

 
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The First Station

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The front of the first train station is given new life by colorful and changing lighting work.

 

Until the construction of the railway to Jerusalem in the Ottoman period, the ascent to it was only possible by camel or donkey for many hours. The first railway line in the country between Jaffa and Jerusalem shortened the journey to three hours and the station building was one of the most important public buildings at the time. Hence the station building was once also the gate from which leaders from all over the world who came to Jerusalem. With the development of other means of transportation, the use of the old railway line decreased until it ceased completely in 1998. In 2005 a modernized railway line to Jerusalem reopened, but it no longer included the first station. The compound of the station therefore could be transformed into a cultural, restaurant and cafe complex that has been operating on the site since 2013 and is called by the Jerusalemites "the First Station Complex".

 
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First Station Parking Lot

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The final station of our tour is a celebratory one: an active musical and visual installation that can be enjoyed from your car. Everybody is invited!!! An urban party with interactions with a DJ you can use your car lights to join and together we create a huge concert of light and sound together, in the heart of the city.

 

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