Friday, August 21, 2009

On the bench in Kikar Denia

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The press and the people this week are asking why we so seldom see police officers literally on the street, outside of their squad cars.

Well, I was so surprised to see two cops outside sitting on a bench that I pulled out my camera.

And if on a bench, why not use the photos for RuneE's little Friday meme, "Bench of the Week"?

The view is the sculpture of people in a boat. For the moving rescue story behind it, please see my post about Jerusalem's Denmark Square.
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20 comments:

Turquoise Diaries said...

Sadly, we are living in parts of the world Dina, that police needs some rest from time to time..

RuneE said...

Maybe they are cops "off the beat"? Or "On beat on the bench"? :-)

PS Thank you for the pleasant comment!

Dimple said...

This made me think: I forget sometimes that the police are people, doing their job. Trying to support their families. Doing life the best they can. So of course, why not take a break on a bench?

Jew Wishes said...

What perfect photos for the meme.

Shabbat Shalom!

Hilda said...

You can't miss them with those bright green vests!

I don't like seeing cops on the street. I don't much like or trust our police or soldiers :(

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Love the photo of the sculpture. I always learn something when I visit you. The photos in Thursdays post are wonderful.

Cafe Observer said...

Those cops must be newbies still learning the job.

Dina, what are the latest archaeological finds you been digging up?

Reader Wil said...

These cops are not beating about the bush anyway! I read the story about the Danish rescuers. They were admirable people all through the war. The king was their shining example. I heard that when all Jewish Danes had to wear a yellow star, he also wore a star, and that he daily asked how the Jewish Danes, who were arrested, were doing.

PERBS said...

Now that is what I like to see -- benches being used! Nice sculpture to view sitting there too!

pasadenaadjacent said...

I always enjoy seeing outdoor art in other counties but it appears that those balloon tags have followed

Sharodindu said...

Poor policemen... may be they came across the mystic windy afternoon and they came out to have a better understanding the case of nature...
Nice shots..I love these type of situation based outdoor photography!
Thanks for sharing!!

GMG said...

Hi Dina!
Amazing shots!

Blogtrotter is leaving Iceland, but before departing it shows you the incredible Blue Lagoon. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

Steve Ballmer said...

I love this place!

Cloudia said...

I see the boat rocking!
I always love coming here.
Shabat Shalom from Hawaii
Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

flyingstars said...

beautiful shots!

Tom said...

Excellent capture..... right place right time.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I wonder if Police are supposed to take a break? I don't think they can do that here but I do see them asleep in their patrol cars, mouth agap.

I have the issue of "breast feeding" on my main blog today Pick a Peck of Pixels

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Isn't one of the men using his cell phone? Last night, I saw a security guard texting. Gone are the days when we have 100% of someone's attention!

Kay said...

At least your policemen aren't in the donut shop. :-)

I love that sculpture of the boat and people.

Pietro said...

Dina, I find good to see police officers in the streets: here they are always so kind and helpful.
I like the sculpture, interesting work.