Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A street of a different stripe

ABC Wednesday post. See if you can guess which letter the group is on today. ;-)

Silly stripes on this girl's pants and top! Was she in pyjamas? Was she a jailbird?
She was perched on a stone wall together with her laptop, at the end of a shaded side street in one of Jerusalem's old neighborhoods near the shuk.
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Such was her street! Wouldn't YOU too prefer to sit in the sun and savor some privacy out on the stone wall, instead of sitting behind the shutters in one of these little apartments?
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So why the tin on several of the old buildings, you say? It is the old way of keeping some of the cold and rain at a distance in Jerusalem's chilly winters. Simple and cheap.
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20 comments:

RuneE said...

Narrow indeed, but when area is at the premium you don't have much choice.

Frank said...

I love seeing another place and world. If one can't actually be there your photos are certainly second best. Thank you.

Leslie: said...

I, too, would prefer to sit out on the sunny ledge. The street is very narrow!

Abe Lincoln said...

Her laptop must have longer battery life than mine which is about 2 hours. Does she get an internet connection like this outside or is this her home and is wireless? Nice shot anyway.

jeannette stgermain said...

Tin may be a cheap way to keep out cold and rain, but it's hot in the sunshine!
What narrow streets - it looks quaint, but my guess is, not- when you live there!

Pietro said...

With an internet-key (I don't know if you have them on sale) inserted in the USB socket, the connection is easy and fast everywhere.
That lane reminds me of the very narrow streets of Exilles, I mountain village I've just visited some days ago.

spacedlaw said...

That is a VERY narrow street. Strange about the tin sheets. It is also very hot here and I have never seen it done.

Kay said...

Hmmm... that does look pretty darn crowded. I can well understand that woman's desire to get out into some space to do her own thing.

Ann said...

That's really interesting about the tin cladding.

jay said...

It looks such an interesting place! And the photo of the girl in striped pyjamas is beautiful and serene!

Nicely captured!

Sailor Girl said...

Uhm... Let me guess... The letter is... «S»!!!!!!
Did I win? Did I??????
Ah ah ah ah!!!
«S» is also for SUPER DINA!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

we have lots of little grotty streets like this in the town - in a way, they have lost their true character, because they have all been built upwards, but tat the same time, they mean home to so many people

we also see that horrendous tin iron covering thing over the windows of old houses - some people have it as a roof too - you boil in the summer and freeze in the winter!

Babooshka said...

Areas cars can't go down I tend to like. Stripey pj's outdoors is a novel idea if we had the weather here.

pasadenaadjacent said...

When I was younger, I had some thin yellow and black striped pants like the lady in your photo. I liked them because they made my butt look like a bee

Q said...

Thank you for a glimpse into another world. Very narrow "street".
Sherry

Tumblewords: said...

Thanks for the peek up the street! Fascinating - surely the sun and air is preferable to almost anything else. :)

Petrea said...

S, of course. That top photo is dreamy. You know how I feel about ancient walls.

chanpheng said...

Very interesting environment.

onangelwings said...

Love those series of pictures. You are right, she was probably in her PJ's looking for some sun.

Reader Wil said...

Great S words, Dina! Shalom! It was you who helped me find this ABC meme,Mrs Nesbitt and Mr Linky and that's why I am grateful to you, because I am really enjoying this.Have a great weekend.