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A reception in honor of king of Ghana

little black dress

We were invited to attend a reception in honor of the Ashanti King of Ghana. The reception was to be held at  the prestigious historical  King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

king david hotel2

King David Hotel – A night shot

World leaders, artists and celebrities all stay at the King David but for me it was the first time to be a guest.

The entrance to King David Hotel

The reception was attended by many politicians and celebrities. There were also some beautiful black ladies dressed in fantastically colorful African outfits.  I only got to photograph one of them, maybe she was part of the King’s entourage.

A young lady

A young Ghanain Lady

An excited buzz went through the crowed as the King of Ghana  entered, swathed in a magnificent Ashanti cloth and accompanied by faithful staff who held an umbrella above him, inside the hall, as a customary sign of his  royalty .

The king of Ghana

The King of Ghana

Though I was unable to get too close with my camera, you may get a feel from this shot of the atmosphere that night . It was a splendid evening- the King of Ghana in the city of Kings!

My dress

A small black dress

sequin bag

As Jerusalem gets surprisingly cool in the evening I did not forget to bring along my black leather jacket

with a leather jacket

With my leather Jacket

dress  and scarf – vintage ;leather jacket – Castro ; shoes – Lavorazione Artigiana; Bag and black ring – Mango; watch – Maurice Lacroix; net Bracelet –Ruby Star (also here); diamond ring -I inherited from my mother in law