Sunday, April 25, 2010

Israel's Supreme Court Bridge

The pedestrian bridge (under which our walking tour group walked) goes over the highway and over the Fire Department and joins up with the main foot bridge that takes you into Israel's Supreme Court building.
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We talked more about the big bridge in my post "The straight and narrow." More photos of it there, too. It was built in 2005.
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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These two Jerusalem bridges are for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series.
Why not contribute a bridge from your own city? It's fun. Come, let's all meet in San Francisco!
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14 comments:

Hilda said...

Your Supreme Court Building will never cease to amaze me, I think. Even its location has a meaning!

Louis la Vache said...

Dina, «Louis» thanks you for inviting others to the Bridge Series!

This is a great post - you already know «Louis» likes this building, thanks to your series on it! «Louis's» linked it!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm glad you posted this one. I'm running out of bridges over water and thought about doing something similar to your post. You've lead the way, and now I shall follow.

VP said...

I still think that this kind of bridge is a photographer's dream!

Rinkly Rimes said...

It's lovely to think you have Walking Groups too. We only hear the bad news from places, don't we!

Reader Wil said...

Great idea! We have plenty of bridges in my country! Next time I shall think of it.

cieldequimper said...

Just as nice as the Supreme Court!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Reading your blog, it becomes so evident that Jerusalem is a dichotomy of old and new. From the Armenian Church to the Supreme Court Building.. So many centuries, cultures, issues. What will tomorrow hold?

Jan
GDP

Halcyon said...

A very nice bridge. It's good to give people safe access to public places. I like what it stands for as well.

JM said...

I agree with Hilda! And it's a long bridge!

Neva said...

I like when foot bridges are used to get across busy streets...nice.

Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely capture of the architecture. I like the "view through" the "frame within the frame".

The reason for the location is a nice one...accessible to all.

Lily Hydrangea said...

such a nice bridge! Though we have some, one of which I posted today, I wish we had more bridges for pedestrians.

Mott said...

I live Ram and Ada Karmi's work, and I liked their father's work. Is Dov still working?