Yesterday morning I attended my third scavenger hunt, organised by Israel ScaVentures.
This year’s hunt took place in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Yemin Moshe. The location was very significant for me because we lived there for thirteen years. It’s one of the first neighbourhoods to have been built outside the city walls. I have blogged about Yemin Moshe several times. Here’s the list, if you’re interested:
So obviously I knew all there is to know about Yemin Moshe. Wrong. I discovered plenty from the scavenger hunt. The Lion Fountain, we read from the excellent Mission Pack, was donated to Jerusalem by Germany in 1989 and each part of it symbolises something.
I heard a third reason why the windmill was hardly used, on top of the two I mentioned here: it was designed to work with British wheat and was not suitable for the hard wheat of Jerusalem.
And there was plenty more fascinating information, all absorbed in a friendly, fun atmosphere.
Other posts about the hunt can be found at:
Handmade in Israel – the most detailed post.
If you’re in Jerusalem, Israel ScaVentures is a great, fun way of learning about this special city.