Seeing Jerusalem in a new light

As night falls in Jerusalem's Old City, unique and beautiful lights come on for the annual Jerusalem Light Festival.

During this time, the Damascus Gate outside the city (above) and the city's ancient architecture and walls shine with dramatic projections, light statues, performances and pieces of museum artwork conceived of by some of the leading light artists from Israel and the world.

Visitors are encouraged to wander along four routes - each clearly marked out with coloured lights - and marvel at the juxtaposition of the historic city with innovative and modern artwork.

The Jerusalem Light Festival is one of the world's largest light festivals, and is set to attract 250,000 visitors during its run from now until July 5.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2018, with the headline 'Seeing Jerusalem in a new light'. Subscribe