Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bridge to Education

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Jerusalem has a new little bridge that was put up last summer.
I was happy to discover it a few weeks ago--perfect for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges meme.
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It is useful, pretty, and what's more . . . it is a Bridge to Education!
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The Gesher la-haskala creates a unified urban college campus, connecting the Esther Gottesman Center for Technology with Hadassah College Jerusalem’s traditional home in the building that originally housed the Rothschild Hospital on HaNeviim Street.
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The website says "The Gottesman Bridge is a physical statement and visible affirmation that Hadassah College Jerusalem is a seminal, cohesive institution of higher education."
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Most interesting for us bloggers, the 4-year, B.A.-granting institution has a Department of Photographic Communications!

Their web page promises that "Graduates will specialize in business/advertising photography as well as news/documentary photography. The program will provide students with tools to gain a unique perspective of the complex nature of the world in which we live; courses will offer students insight into the inherent complexities of representing society and the individual. Materials will be complemented by the study of the ethical issues in the world of communications."
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For dramatic time-lapse photography of how the bridge was hoisted and installed by a dancing crane, see the lively little video at
http://www.hadassah.ac.il/site/NewsImages/Bridge/base.html .
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19 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Love the way it was constructed.

Kay said...

Excellent! I'd like to enroll.
:-)

VioletSky said...

That was a fun little video!
I like the slight curve that was added to this bridge, don't know why, but adds a bit of visual interest.

Cloudia said...

I'll cross over!





Aloha from Waikiki, Dina

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Luna Miranda said...

very interesting info. i love your bridge to education.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting bridge!I love the first composition, really nice!
Happy Sunday
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Leif Hagen said...

What a smart discovery! Nice to learn about the bridge to education! I feel a little more intelligent after seeing your educated bridge photos!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The bridge looks so modern. Your city is a dichotomy of the very old and the very new. I linked to JHDP on Sacred Sunday. I do think that is a mail angel!

Jan
GDP

Kaori said...

Your post was very educational as well :D Wonderful photo for Sunday Bridges!

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent, Dina!

«Louis» knows it isn't easy for you to find bridges for the Sunday Bridges meme, so he's always delighted when you are able to participate!

Dina said...

Shalom friends and thanks for your nice comments.
BTW, I couldn't take pictures from the other side because a policewoman was halting all car and pedestrian traffic because of the bomb scare at the next corner, posted at
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2010/05/chefets-chashood.html

Jan, thanks (I think) for linking Jerusalem Hills to your Purgatory post.

Jørgen Carlsen said...

Interesting - a bridge to education. Education has never been easy, but such a bridge could make it a little easier. In Denmark we have some bridges between buildings. At the new City Hall in Roskilde we have two, but I don't think the taxes will fall.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

wow,great shot...this bridge looks almost the same with the bridge i've posted before though the bridge is connecting to site for gas plantation here in taiwan....

VP said...

I like the bridge and the story...

Jew Wishes said...

Great photos...love the geometric aspects.

Carolyn Ford said...

That is a pretty bridge. The curve is so artistic.

JM said...

What a fantastic name! And it looks just great too.

Sara said...

That would be a very interesting course of study I think.

Nathalie said...

I love the idea of a bridge to communication !