Friday, December 11, 2009

Long bench in tall building

Isn't this the longest bench you've ever seen??
And with the strangest color?
A dozen teenage schoolgirls were sitting on this mega-bench the first time I saw it.

You would hardly guess the bench was in this fancy building.
Heichal Shlomo is the bastion of the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate and many religious organizations. Attached to it, on the right, is the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.
Yesterday I entered Heichal Shlomo for the first time in my life.
To my delight and surprise, I discovered their wonderful museum and a synagogue with beautiful stained glass windows. Photos will follow soon.
Meanwhile, greetings to RuneE at Visual Norway and all the other participating bench-watchers at his "Bench on Friday."


Eki said...

I don't think I've seen a bench that long. And the colors are ... well ... a bit awkward I think.

Looking forward to seeing the Synagogue's interior.

RuneE said...

I may not be the longest bench I have seen, but I must admit that the colour is somewhat striking :-)

No wonder it was loved by the teen-age girlS.

Shell Sherree said...

It is, Dina. And yes, it is, Dina. And no, I wouldn't have at all. Lovely ~ simply lovely! Hope all's well in your world. Have a lovely weekend!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

yes, i agree, it's probably the longest bench i have ever seen!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

ps dina, is it cold where you are? today is probably the coldest day we have had in ages!

spacedlaw said...

I am told by American friends that today is the start of Hanukkah, so have a great time!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

It is probably not as long as the one in Tallinn I posted a few Fridays ago but certainly is longer than most. Quite noisy I imagine with a dozen giggling schoolgirls occupying it.

Leif Hagen said...

ONe of the longest and greenest benches I've ever seen! I'm surprised you didn't post something about Hanukkah today?

Barbara Martin said...

Truly an exceptionally long bench in a colour that stands out.

Kay said...

Wow, that is a long bench and the color is interesting.