Festival of light brightens the Old City of Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s ancient walls were turned into an unforgettable backdrop for one of the most exciting light festivals in the world.

Light sculptures lit up the city of Jerusalem at this year’s light festival. Photo by Uri Lenz/Flash90.

Light sculptures lit up the city of Jerusalem at this year’s light festival. Photo by Uri Lenz/Flash90.

“We didn’t know Jerusalem could get any prettier,” rave two visitors to Jerusalem Lights 2012, Jerusalem’s annual light festival, which took place this year at the start of June.

Light exhibits, sculptures and artistic structures drew about a quarter-million visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City in the fourth and largest event yet in the capital city under the direction of artistic director Eduardo Hubscher and produced by the Ariel Company.

This year’s international light festival featured a dozen Israeli artists as well as talent from France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, England, Holland, Britain and Estonia — breathtaking light sculptures, interactive video presentations, musical exhibits, street performances, fire shows, large projections, music and movement.

Music by Mayumana Group and William Close

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