Sunday, July 15, 2007
Jerusalem and Pools
Jerusalem needs a better municipal pool. Or, better yet, another public pool in addition to the exactly one pool available for mass use. And,boy oh boy, do the masses use it. This photo was taken on the weekend, one of the most crowded days at the pool. And to top it off, they charge a $12 admission fee. Now, if you are a family of 4 and you have to drop close to fifty bucks to enjoy a day at the pool, something has gone terribly wrong with the public planning of your city. The day we stopped by this pool the doorman was actually kind enough not to sell us admission tickets because he knew we would not be able to find chairs or a spot to stash our bags. Instead, we've opted for hotel pools but that has been more expensive (around $20 to get in) and only a bit less crowded. My advice to the Jerusalem mayor's office: give the people their lap space; the city will be a lot happier and thankful for it.