Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gates, gardens, groves, and government

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Gee, it's time for ABC Wednesday already.

Still inside the Supreme Court Building, we look down the Knesset passageway.
The flag you see flying in the distance is atop the Knesset building.


I walked out the gate of the court and soon turned around to snap this picture.
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The Knesset passageway connects the Knesset, the legislative branch of government, with the Supreme Court building, the judicial branch.
The path represents both the connection and the separation between the legislative and the judicial branches of government.

In between these two important places is the Wohl Rose Park.
Click on the map to see how many gardens and groves there are.
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Foreign dignitaries can land on the park's helicopter pad, and then they are officially received on the parade ground.
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Covering 70 dunams, the public park is a venue for festive and public events.
Over 400 species of roses from all over the world bloom in summer.

Sure enough, the path led to the Knesset, with the famous menorah standing at its gate!
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21 comments:

Willard said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog and sending the humorous link. I enjoyed it very much.

I also enjoyed catching up on your blog and was especially struck by the post that mentioned the Crusaders. I have thought quite a bit about the principle of what they did. It is amazing, what has been done in the name of religion throughout history.

Sara said...

Thank you for the walk through all those "g's"...and seeing the menorah and the Knesset brought back memories of being in that very spot...right in front of the menorah, oh so many years ago!

Jama said...

I just imagine the beautiful park in summer with so many roses blooming, must be awesome!

√ Abraham said...

It is very nice there and the buildings are neat and clean and all lined up.

Stan Ski said...

Great post of (yet) another place I'd like to visit.

Naomi said...

Beyond the connection and separation aspect, there is also symbolism in that it is very clear that the Supreme Court building is higher than the Knesset - so the politicians are always reminded that they are not above the law.

lazyclick said...

Beautiful shots. Looks very calm and park id the right place to relax.

Virginia said...

Dina, I"m struck by how modern your buildings are. I guess I've always assumed it was all old like I think of it from the Bible. Your wonderful photos are a delight for me.
V

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» hopes your home is drying satisfactorily after the downpour...

It continues to amaze «Louis» how these buildings have been thought out and the wonderful use of symbolism in them.

Pietro said...

You have always lots of interesting places to show us, Dina.

mrsnesbitt said...

ABC Wednesday always takes us to places we would never have been to!

Thanks so much for contributing to the fun!
Denise (ABC Team)

Robin said...

I like the passageway theme you've got going with the first two shots, they give such a feeling of space and movement.

Grace and Bradley said...

Very well thought of public buildings and structures! You did well to tie them all together with the "G".

Manang Kim said...

It's very pretty I myself would love to explore that place. Happy Wednesday!


G is for Gold

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful, Dina! You have the architects of the world, at least that's what I thought when you showed the photos of the library and the Courts of Justice.
I once met a lady from the Knesset in Moscow at a Women's conference in 1987. She was talking to a young Arab studiant, who studied at the University in Moscow. I was sitting next to a Dutch Jewish lady and we were all having dinner. The four of us were discussing the situation in Israel.

Hilda said...

It's fantastic that even the path has a symbolic meaning. I hope you can go back when the roses are in bloom — that must be a sight to see!

Will we get a tour of the Knesset too? :)

JM said...

Another great post of the Supreme Court complex.

moneythoughts said...

Picking up on Robin's comment about passageway theme can also be taken in an historical context too. An ancient people and country whose laws go back thousands of years, the Torah, the guiding document for its people to live by should not be forgotten. Mankind's struggle for justice for all is hardly a new idea.

VP said...

From something new (to me) to something more familiar as the Knesset, the Menorah and the wonderful Wohl Rose Park.

Kay said...

More great photos! I love it, Dina. This is such a beautifully designed place.

Roger Owen Green said...

The passageway in particular is quite lovely. Let's hope that the laws passed can reflect that beauty.