It is beautiful the new exceptional experience one would feel at the Rainbow street on Fridays afternoon. Now with the renovation of the area, and the fame of Jara flee market, it is becoming more of a fashionable trend for people of Amman to come to the area on Fridays. The crowd starts to appear in the afternoon after the heat of the day cools down, and the street becomes so busy as traffic is still allowed where we end up with stuffed cars along with many people walking at each side of the pavements.
What is really beautiful in the crowd scenary here and set it aside as an exceptional new experience to the Ammani people is the type of crowd. Unlike the busy Abdouni Thursday nights where many young people fill the streets partying end ing up with a young male bored crowd which makes the area unfriendly to families. The crowd of the Friday Rainbow street is mainly formed of families. Full families walk togather, the mother, father, sister, brother-in-law, tata, grand-pa, little children. It is like that for the first time in Jordan, families are moving out the traditional Friday house gathering and go togather for a walk in a scenary that reminds me of the Eid days (holidays). It does really feel like a holiday, and it does really feel safe and happiness all over the place.
I stand behind my ice cream display in Licky Licious and watch the shop suddenly filled up when an entire family barges in. Little children take the highest priority for being served. It does make me feel like a Santa when I hand the ice cream cone to them as see the excitment on their faces, ofcourse most end up messing their faces, their mother clothes, and all are the floor of LL.
Friday nights are long in Rainbow street, it doesn’t calm till mid night, that is where I realize how a beautiful long day it was. It leaves me with little time for myself to have a drink with at the beautiful terrace of the Books@cafe.
It is really a wonderful experience.