Wednesday, June 25, 2008

W in Sergei Courtyard

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel has their Jerusalem office in the lovely 1890 Sergei Building. Their courtyard has treasures like these below to show how WORK was done in olden days.

Watering trough cut into a Crusader ashlar.
Winnowing fork and threshing board.
Windlass to draw water from the well.
Well borders with grooves cut by ropes used in drawing water.

2 comments:

reader Wil said...

This is also very new to me, so thank for showing!

Petrus said...

It's nice to visit displays like this and be reminded of how things used be be done in the good old days or bad old days depending on how you view them.

Nice Blog - like the photographs ..