The Western Wall is a place
of prayer and of intense religious socialisation. And Friday is the
gradual transition from weekday to Shabbat.
This picture functions in a similar fashion to "Tolosa":
when it first displays, there are no people. There is a red cloth on
the table. A double click brings on the people.
The picture provides an anthropological view of the functioning of
this space, via the rituals, both religious and social, of the people
there. The man with the blue anorak is in charge, he seldom leaves
the table, and enters frequently into discussion with his fellows.
Indeed, with patience you will observe the moment when he changes the
table cloth. There are other instants to watch for: a man on a chair
has a revelation, another reaches up to push a note into a cranny in
Hold the mouse down to freeze the moment. Double click to clear the
stage… and to switch the table cloth.