Saturday, February 20, 2010

The straight and narrow

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The court building we have been studying in the last few posts was dedicated in 1992.

But the Supreme Court Bridge was added to it only in 2005.

The top of the bridge gave a welcome spot of shade on an unseasonably hot February day.
Good for Hey Harriet's "Shadow Shot Sunday."
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I came by bus to Jerusalem's Central Bus Station. It is just beyond the tall hotel, about ten minutes walk.
The architects, Ram and Ada Karmi, explain that the location of the Supreme Court at the entrance to the city, near the Central Bus Station, emphasizes its accessibility to all Israelis.
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In biblical times, the entrance of a city is where the judges sat and judged on Mondays and Thursdays.
As Deuteronomy 16:18 says, "You shall appoint magistrates and officials . . . in all your gates . . . and they shall govern the people with due justice."

When I walked onto the bridge, toward the court, it literally felt like I was on the straight and narrow.

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11 comments:

Spiderdama said...

This is a nice bridge and shadow!:-)

Ralph said...

The bridge offers striking and stylish arcs to traverse or walk beneath. The importance of the building is the right reason to have such an impressive fixture. The weight of the decisions and their importance means we feel that weight when we pass through. Solemn the place may be, but its look is one of style and life. Lovely post!

Sweet Repose said...

An unseasonably hot February day just does not compute here in frozen Iowa, USofA...ha!

Neat bridge, cool shadows...you hope!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a contrast world we have, Lady D.

I am struggling with the crystal snow and your enjoying the ever sunny day.

Bridge is awesome. Enormous beauty.

Happy SS

chubskulit said...

You have such a nice weather over there. great shots.

Flowers in the Walkwaysis my contribution to SSS.

crederae said...

beautiful Dina, I love the curved writing of the architecture and your beautiful photo.

I hate that word judging.I try to avoid the act.

shalom.

Coffeedoff said...

Beautiful bridge, great shadow!

Hey Harriet said...

That's a lovely capture of the bridge. I have a thing for bridge photos! And I loved your birdy 'camera critters' photo in the post above. Adorable!

Cassie said...

Sure do enjoy the sightseeing shadowshots you provide! Thanks.

VP said...

If the bus station is still where it was I remember the place and the hotel, but there was no bridge in my last visit in 1995. A great addition, I appreciate the highly symbolic value. And it is even beautiful!

Jew Wishes said...

What wonderful photos of the bridge. The second one is stunning with the shadows and perspective.