Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Empties of Jerusalem - 2 - Palace Hotel

Rooms: hundreds! the windows are open so they must be full of pigeon shit

Access: jump the fence round the back, and then maybe you'll have to climb a bit...

History: built by the Supreme Moslem Council in the 1930s. A project superivsed by the Mufti Hajj Amin Alhusseini, but it was not very successful as a hotel. After 1948 was in the Jewish part of Jerusalem. It served the Minstry of Commerce, until they vacated two years ago.

Best for: historical squatting with political twist

Plans: will be renovated and made into a hotel again, dunno when

Possibly unfriendly neighbours: opposite a cop shop and 100m away from the American consulate.


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