Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ben-Gurion Square in Paris

Bust of David Ben-Gurion at Hebrew University, Mount Scopus

We CDP bloggers are getting ready for tomorrow's Blog day: The Tenin Technique.
It is a 5th anniversary tribute to Eric of Paris Daily Photo. Eric started the "city daily photo blog" idea, and it has grown to 1,178 members.
And what luck! Just in time! A Paris-Jerusalem connection!

Ynetnews writes that the French have decided to name a big central Paris square after David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, and that the inauguration ceremony will be on March 13. [Hmm, on Shabbat?]

The Yediot Aharonot daily says, "The square, which has a large fountain at its center, is located on the banks of the Seine River opposite the Quai Branly Museum. A statue of Ben-Gurion is expected to be placed in the square.
Come back tomorrow for a look at France in Jerusalem.


Rob and Mandy said...

Kikkar Ben Gurion? Wow! As a frenchman, I am quite amazed.

Cloudia said...

Glad to see that France is doing this, and that Israel is helping Haiti!

Aloha from Hawaii Dina

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Virginia said...

I was right there at the Quai Branley last January. A lovely spot for this nice memorial!

I'm ready for tomorrow's big celebration are you? I do hope Eric has party hats for all of us!

Ann said...

Sometimes its annoying being ahead of most of the world. I want to see tomorrow's post now!

Nadege said...

It is great news Dina. I wish I was there for the dedication.
I am one of Eric's subscribers; it
is going to be fun checking out other blogs saluting his "technic".

Louis la Vache said...

It appears that «Louis» and Ben Gurion had/have the same barber...wide part down the middle, a.k.a. "reverse mohawk"...

Jew Wishes said...

Wow...great shot!

Pietro said...

A good piece of news. Great Paris-Jerusalem connection indeed.

Mary Ann said...

What a neat connection for the two cities.

VP said...

Wow, we're back to a pre Six Day War relationship! They already have a wonderful Jardin Yitzhak Rabin at Bercy.