This strange sight caught my eye as I was leaving the Old City last Monday, via Jaffa Gate.
(Click! The photos are more fun when enlarged.)Two men below and two men above were slowly, cautiously pulling on ropes while calling out advice back and forth across the moat.
Their contraption was swaying above the dry moat of Jerusalem's Citadel.
You never know what you will find when out taking pictures in Jerusalem!
I had to hurry to my bus back to the village and left without understanding what it was I had seen.
Two days later we learned that the first-ever Light Festival was opening in the Old City. Aha!
By then the bird and the flying machine were safely hung up and and also lit up, being appreciated by big crowds of "light art" lovers.
The brochure says this kinetic sculpture by Nitzan Rafaeli is an amusing tribute to motion and light--"Leonardo meets Newton, Newton meets Tinguely."
(Jean Tinguely is the Swiss kinetic artist [whose fantastic creations I saw in his museum in Fribourg].)
Another installation from the Festival shines in yesterday's post.
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