Sunday, December 6, 2009

Stopgap

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Jaffa Road, a main artery in central Jerusalem, has been torn up for a long time, leaving little room for pedestrians and for buses and cars.

Laying of the track and of the infrastructure for the new light rail is costing millions.
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I find it humorous that in what should be such a sophisticated project they protect the still-open tubes from rain with left-over plastic bottles.
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9 comments:

Kay said...

This is very interesting to see. Hawaii is working on getting a rail system installed and it's going to cost millions and millions. I hope we get it because we have such a traffic problem here on Oahu. I know you guys are going to love it when it's all done.

Dorothy said...

I thought this stuff only happened in the states..

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Robin said...

I was involved with that project a long time ago, it's gratifying to see it finally coming together. The bottles crack me up though.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Your property taxes, to support light rail, must be enormously difficult to bear, let alone pay.

Hilda said...

Well, we're supposed to be reusing and recycling, right? :)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this photo reminds me of the stories i can tell you about torn up roads here in crete, which we have to drive on anyway...

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee hee
Talk about recycling!

Jew Wishes said...

That is ironic...their form of protection with plastic bottles.

I hope your son and his family saw the link for the Hanukkah festival, too. There is an ongoing Noah’s Ark exhibit that they might want to attend at some point. I hope to go see it with my grandies, eventually.

Pietro said...

Dina, you've found an odd interesting detail indeed. It's to be hoped that the works will end soon.