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Posted 12 June 2015 - 10:50 AM

FABULOUS MURAL BY ARMENIAN ARTIST MARIE BALIAN ONE OF JERUSALEM'S HIDDEN GEMS

19:18, 11 Jun 2015
Siranush Ghazanchyan

A fabulous mural produced by world renowned Armenian artist Marie
Balian decorates the whitewashed exterior wall at 14 Coresh Street
in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Post reports that she spent months preparing an original
creation as a gift for the enjoyment of the residents of the city. She
presented it to the mayor, who stuck it on a wall along one of the
city's most rundown, nondescript, least traveled byways.

Yet it is one of the most splendid features of the city and one of
Jerusalem's dozens of out of- the-way or unusual highlights that
Israelis call pinot, or corners.

In 1918, the first British military governor of Jerusalem brought two
Armenian families - the Balians and the Karkashians - to Jerusalem
from Turkey to renovate the ceramic tiles at the Dome of the Rock.

Four years later, they established the first Armenian pottery in
Jerusalem. The two families eventually parted ways amicably, with
the Balians remaining on Nablus Road (where one can watch the process
of tile-making in their workshop). Marie, who is well into her 90s,
was born in Turkey.

http://www.jpost.com...-Part-II-405733

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