Sunday, December 14, 2008

Up and at 'em

Jerusalem's big, bustling, bright Central Bus Station is full of life, and sometimes even surprises!
This stilt-walker was working together with a young man to promote something to the public. I'm not sure what they were selling, but it was fun to see.

11 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

That person looks like it would be so easy to walk and stand. Amazing!

Reader Wil said...

I've always thought these people, who can walk on stilts so clever and skillful. As a child I couldn't manage to walk on those stilts for children, let alone on those very high things. Great photos, Dina.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

looks like fun - there's very little of that going around greece at the moment...

Kay said...

That looks like fun. It's interesting that nobody seems to be paying attention to her. They must be used to seeing unusual things around there.

Gretchen said...

Do you get hassled taking photos in shops? Over here, most malls have outlawed cameras. So sad. :(

Dina said...

Gretchen, I did ask the stilt girl if it's OK to photograph. And in stores I ask permission. But if there is no one to ask, like at the huge bus terminal, I just shoot. No one has ever hassled me about it. I avoid using flash, so maybe no one even notices.
Hard to believe they outlawed cameras in most of your malls. :(
I have to be careful not to take pics of laborers who might be illegal. Or ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Oh, and at the Social Security (Bituach Leumi) office, if the guard finds the little camera in my bag when they search it, I have to leave it with the security desk until I leave. Oh, and at the Western Wall photographing on the Sabbath and holy days is forbidden (it is work).

JC said...

I love your pictures. I spent several minutes staring at the stilt girl. I don't think a fat person could balance on those. I'm not planning on trying it anytime soon or ever.

Cats from yesterday's post. I've never seen so many cats as I did in Jerusalem. They were everywhere but we were told not to touch or attempt to feed or pet them. I wonder why? I think to ask at the time.

Petrea said...

She makes it look easy.

When I was a child, my father made gifts for us each year. One year he made stilts. It was so creative of him! We were all clumsy on them and rarely used them after the holiday. I wish we had appreciated them more. But we appreciated the blocks he made, and the stick horses. Easier to play with, I guess!

Kris said...

There is something wrong with that girl's feet!

Pietro said...

Interesting image, Dina.
Here it's forbidden to photograph in some chain stores...

Eki Akhwan said...

That's an ingenious idea of selling. I like this photo, Dina.