Wednesday, May 21, 2008

R is for Rockefeller (ABC Part 5)

The wonderful old Rockefeller Museum of archaeology in east Jerusalem. Roman foot vs. Israeli foot.


Anonymous said...

wow! the shots are very nice and thank you for posting them. my mother's ultimate dream is to be able to go to your country. i'm going to show your blog to her so that she will know what to expect.

annulla said...

Must have been harder for the Romans to buy cute shoes. :)

Blather From Brooklyn

reader Wil said...

I should like to see that museum!
Last year in Greece we saw a lot of archaeological sites and I found it very impressive. I made a slide of it.

Dina said...

Ifoundme--your mother will love it here. May her dream come true. I've been a citizen for 40 years and I still go around Jerusalem feeling like it is a dream.

Annulla--LOL that is funny.

Reader Wil--It is an old and old-fashioned museum that used to be Jordanian, and that is part of its charm. I even had tears when I saw certain ancient things there which I had only known from books.
Is your Greece slideshow on your blog? Alas, I was in Greece only 4 hours.

Kris McCracken said...

Yet another in a series of remarkable pictures! It is mind blowing for me as a Tasmanian (where we get carried away over a stone bridge that dates all the way back to 1823) to think about such visible reminders of the sort of human history that is all around in Jerusalem.

Now I like Richmond Bridge and all, and everything is relative, but the much older stuff just amazes me, particularly when you stop and think about everything that has happened in the interim.


LOOL (regarding the feet photo)!!!