Friday, October 31, 2008

The Jerusalem-California connection

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Wandering, intentionally lost, in an old neighborhood of Jerusalem (Nachlaot maybe?), I saw two things which my two California blog-"sisters" Elaine and Petrea would appreciate.
I think this is called Shabazi Street.
The graffiti in black: "Who's the Minister of Welfare?"
An answer next to it in white: "Don't know."
This poor old bike, chain dangling, reminded me of Elaine's brand new bike Fifi, lehavdil, vive la difference! Titchadshi (=may you be re-newed by your new possession), enjoy, use it in good health, USElaine!
Like so many old houses in Jerusalem, this one was being gutted. A heap of junk in the yard, even a television. It always makes me sad.
But as I rounded the corner and emerged on a main street, the facade of the old structure gave me hope. The sign says it is being rebuilt as a center for theatre! Even Diss-Is-Culture is involved, an interesting thing to Google.
Actress/blogger Petrea, you'd love it. Good luck on your opening-night play in San Marino on Saturday. Break a leg!
I love Jerusalem. And I love how blogging makes friends of former strangers.

12 comments:

Reader Wil said...

I also love how blogging makes friends of former strangers. And how interesting many blogs are.
Thank you for your concern about Australia. I hope all is well there.I think it is. This morning I bought St. Nicolaas presents.On the 5th December we celebrate St.Nicolas'Eve. Lateron X-mas nd New Year's Eve.

mommanator said...

o we do have sites like this in AMerica- all too familiar!

Rambling Woods said...

I love to come and catch up on your blog Dina...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i loved this little tour - thanks Dina, you've inposred me to do a little housing post for my village one day

kaybee said...

I guess for those of us who read and study the scriptures, we can have an unrealistic idea of Jerusalem. I never pictured, in this day, old, broken-down houses, junk -- and graffiti! But of course it's like any city -- just so much more interesting! I love it when you get lost, Dina!

Debbie said...

Great shots and info, as always.

Petrea said...

I'm thrilled you thought of me. Isn't it wonderful? This morning I woke up thinking of Marley, over at Cheltenham Daily Photo in England. "Hmm...haven't stopped by Marley's place for a while, I wonder how he's doing?" There are too many blogs for us all to visit each other all the time, but when I visit you, Dina, I recognize reader wil, Mediterranean Kiwi, mommanator and others. And I'm glad to see everyone.

There are those who think we are not one world, but in my opinion we should continue to insist on making it so.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wonderful post, Dina. I enjoy this kind of post very much.

reluctantfarmchik said...

What a quaint visit - and pictures to prove it. Lovely series - well done!

USelaine said...

Oh my! Thank you so much for thinking of me, dear sister! We are indeed connected, all across the world.

I hope I never let Fifi (le Velocipede) fall into such damage and abandonment. It's too sad to contemplate, like the wings pulled off a butterfly.

Kay said...

This was an interesting walk with you, Dina. Thank you.

Webradio said...

Surprenantes ces photos... Joli poste encore aujourd'hui...