Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tilt

A funny thing happened on the way to the lecture "Augustine on Jesus the Jew" given by historical Jesus scholar Prof. Paula Fredriksen today.
I noticed this tree!
Well . . . how could you NOT notice it? Any idea what the story could be?
Peeking out from behind the tree was the iconic tower of the Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus. High on the ridge, it is a landmark on the horizon, visible from many parts of Jerusalem.
I wonder what happened to that tree . . .
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8 comments:

Z said...

The trunk is mostly perpendicular to the thing that looks like a container for it. So I would assume the tree was raised in an upright position, but was then plopped in place here at an angle for whatever reason. Wouldn't the trunk have tried to grow up vertically otherwise? At least, the trees I see here growing on banks seem to attempt to do so. Just my 2 rappens.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love the tilted tree. If it doesn't have a story, make one up! The mosaic is beautiful. Please let us know when it will be in NYC. Definitely worth a visit!

Sara said...

That is remarkable! I hope you find out what happened and let us know...it looks like it was purposely planted that way almost...

Abe Lincoln said...

I guess the landscape designer is trying to make a name for himself.

Pietro said...

About the tree, I think it's a sort of "architectural decoration". As regards the tower, it reminds me of the Post Office Tower in London (a happy childish remembrance, for me!).

Cloudia said...

Sadly it looks intentional ;-(

Kay said...

That is the most amazing sight! It sure does look like it was grown upright and installed on a slant. Sure is interesting.

Archaeogoddess said...

The tree was planted at an angle in 2003 to commemorate the Hebrew University bombing in 2002.

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