Street Art at the Shuk – The Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

The Mahane Yehuda Market, also known as the Shuk, is the central market in Jerusalem. The market has over 250 vendors who sell everything from fresh meat and fish, to nuts, vegetables, baked goods, candy, clothing, coffees and teas and clothing.

Beginning in January 2015, street artist Solomon Souza began painting pictures on the metal shutters and doors of the market stands. He has made over 250 paintings. Most are paintings of current or historical figures. The market is a popular place to stroll in the evening and on Shabbat, when the market is closed and the paintings revealed. Here’s a sampling of my favorites. (If you click on the first photo, you can rotate through a slide show.)