Friday, August 28, 2009

Investigating the bench

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While on a bench-finding safari for RuneE's Bench on Friday mini-meme, I discovered a lovely place tucked into the shaded streets of garden suburb Beit HaKerem.

Have you ever seen palm trees growing through a deck?!

Simple sturdy benches

with a view to a rock garden, complete with a little waterfall.

The pleasantness of the garden and of the real grass lawn seemed incongruous with the serious and weighty purpose of the place. The sign says National Inquiry Commission.
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20 comments:

PERBS said...

I am glad you inquired about that little bench because it is simply delightful in those surroundings. I am sure they built the deck around the trees that werre already there because they liked the placement. I hope you got to spend some time there sitting on their little bench!

Come and see mine. I put it up early on Thursday nite here.

RuneE said...

After such a nice presentation, the sign was a bit threatening. Let us hope that the bench is for the recuperation of those whose lives have been inquired into.

paula said...

I'm so happy I found your blog.

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful PALM trees! Which came first, the palms or the deck? What a great place to relax! A client of mine, Sandy, may be contacting you about a connection she has in Jerusalem Hills! Bon weekend!

spacedlaw said...

I wonder what those palm trees enquire about? Watering restrictions?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

No I have never seen palms growing through a deck. Lovely place. "National Inquiry Commission" sounds ominous.

Hilda said...

National Inquiry Commission?? I thought it was just in someone's lovely home! Wish all government agencies looked this welcoming!

Dimple said...

It is a very inviting place for the national commission to inquire of God...whether that is how the sign was intended, or not! Let's hope people take advantage of the invitation.

Jew Wishes said...

What great photos! Those tree trunks through the deck are amazing!

Shabbat Shalom!

Barbara Martin said...

I would be near the rock garden with the waterfall listening to the running water. Wonderful place, Dina.

Phoenix C. said...

Now that is a wonderful spot for a bench! I love the way the palm trees grow out of the decking - they look so sculptural, and rather like they in a slow graceful dance!

FA said...

This shows a great appreciation for those palms. Indeed, the place is a bit curious. Well, if they get tide of inquiring they can sit outside and enjoy their beautiful deck.

Ackworth born said...

palms growing through decking - not unique but it is always odd to see it.

Sara said...

Palm trees growing through a deck is a new one on me! And I've seen lots of palm trees in my life.

Such a pretty garden. The employees at the NIC have a lovely place to take their breaks and eat their lunches.

Turquoise Diaries said...

It's a dream garden. someboby in the NIC should have great gardening taste..

pasadenaadjacent said...

I have seen such a garden minus the inquisition. The San Diego zoo has such a deck.

Kay said...

Hmmmm....? National Inquiry Commission? What could that mean? Interogation? Sounds spooky. However, the garden is gorgeous and I love the palm trees growing through the deck.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess here the palm trees are nature's parasols. I wonder if the deck will need to be replaced as the trunks grow thicker. Meanwhile, it's a pleasant, shaded spot for benches.

JM said...

Lovely spot!

Dick said...

I,ve never seen palm trees growing through a deck, I can't remember ever seeing palm trees at all.