Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Flame of justice in the foyer

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Yes, F is the letter of the day at ABC Wednesday.

The flame of justice "burns" in the foyer of our Supreme Court Building.

The stairs descend to . . . nothing more exotic than the cafeteria.

The "founding fathers," so to speak.
Shimon Peres, Yizhak Rabin, Teddy Kollek, and a Rothschild look on (in the 1980s) as architects Ram Karmi and his sister Ada present their model for a new Supreme Court Building.
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The building, dedicated in 1992, was a gift of Yad Hanadiv, the foundation of the Rothschild family, to the State of Israel.
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This painting hangs at the entrance. It is the only painting I saw during the entire guided tour of the beautiful building.
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(For more, please click on the label Supreme Court.)
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15 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your first shot, in particular, shows a delightful piece of design. But leading to a cafeteria? No!

VP said...

Again, a great building, the idea of the flame is great even if the stairs lead to the cafeteria.

Virginia said...

Dina, stunning photos today as always. Ihave a web album of my photos from Temple Emmanu-el, if you'll email me your address, I'll send them to you.
V

Roger Owen Green said...

These are stunning photos. i recognize the names you mentioned in the photo.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

Tumblewords: said...

Spectacular building design and its flame. Surprised that it leads to a cafeteria.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I think this is such a fascinating building. I love all of the thought and symbolism that they put in it. Thanks for sharing it.

susieofarabia said...

That's a very attractive staircase - I love the design. The flame fits in the center so perfectly.

spacedlaw said...

Beautiful architectural detail!

Hilda said...

What a stunning and imaginative design for the flame on the staircase! Even if it does just lead to the cafeteria. :)

Eki said...

I like the staircase. It's even more beautiful from the angle you take it, Dina.

Pietro said...

Very nice perspective in these images, Dina. The design of the stairs with the light of the flame is amazing.

cieldequimper said...

Oh...I'm done with superlatives about your Supreme Court! I don't know what more to say!

Jay said...

That looks like such a beautiful building! I love the idea of the 'flame of justice', no matter where the stairs lead!

JewWishes said...

What fantastic perspectives and photos! That first capture...stunning.

Leif Hagen said...

The illuminated stairway looks like a candle! Cooool!