The city of Amman is built on a series of hills, ridges, and valleys. Many of the streets in the central part of the city run parallel to each other with few streets connecting them because of the hills. The result is quite a few sets of stairs, often long and steep! One set of stairs, Al-Kalha Stairs (top part) and Jadal Stairs (bottom part), has some small shops and cafes. They connect downtown Amman with Jabal Al Weibdeh neighbourhhod. The walls on the side of the stairs have also been decorated with street art.
At the top of the stairs
below: A gold coloured face looks to the sky, by Batool Edais. 2018. It’s difficult to tell now, but on the right one boy is standing on the back of another boy.
below: Laila Hajri has painted someone reaching for a section of watermelon.
below: Mural by Wafa Asmar. The eyes, nose, and mouth on the girl were added after as were the black letters in blue swirl near the bottom (I rebel therefore I exist).
below: Lots of people have added their names along with a note or two.
below: By the book seller’s table
below: Portraits by Miramar Mohammad (Miramar Al Nayyar) 2016. Marcel Khalife, a Lebanese singer, composer, and oud player, is depicted on the left. The other portrait is of Mahmoud Darwish, a Palestinian author and poet.
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