I am a bit late with this one. I have been a lernin, so you may as well too.
I very much dislike when private enterprise takes over possession of public assets, often temporarily. Building sites where roads are blocked and pedestrians detoured are particularly irksome to me. It is often done to save money by the builder.
As you can imagine, a religious organisation taking over public areas also bugs me. As you can see in one of these photos, the synagogue across the road has taken over parking spaces for its own use. This happens every year and it initially made me annoyed, but then I thought further. What if it is made too difficult for people to gain access to the synagogue? They may choose one further away where there is easy parking and then what happens to the synagogue? Worst case if it was no longer used, it could be pulled down and high rise apartments could be built and we lose our view. So ever the pragmatic, I overlook the take over of parking spaces.
Anyway, I thought I better learn about this celebration of Jewish New Year. It runs for ten days, beginning with Rosh Hashana and concluding with Yom Kippur. I read various opinions of which is the most sacred day, inconclusively. I will say Rosh Hashana is the serious day and Yom Kippur the fun day.
I like the 'gog' lit up at night, as it is on these special days. I fiddled with the camera settings a bit and the second photo below is the best night time shot I have ever taken. It is crooked because I had to rest the camera on the balcony rail. While my hands are extremely nimble on a keyboard, they are hopeless for trying to hold anything still.