Sunday, July 11, 2010

A bridge between cultures

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Uh-oh, I'm running out of Israeli bridges for Louis la Vache's "Sunday Bridges."

How about a bridge between ancient cultures?

This 3D map has been touched by so many pointing guides at the Tower of David Museum that you can hardly make out the names.


"Situated in the Fertile Crescent, stretching along the Mediterranean Coast, the ancient Land of Israel (Canaan) served as a vital corridor between continents, a cultural bridge and a buffer between the two mighty civilizations on its borders--Egypt and the kingdoms of Mesopotamia. "
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16 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Dina,
Very interesting.I like this idea about connect culture and history to the world.
Bon dimanche
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ah, an interesting take on the word.

Ann said...

Talking of Ancient cultures, I watched Troy and always wondered about the Troyan horse and Achilles heel. I was fascinated and stayed up to watch the whole movie on TV.

VP said...

Usually this kind of 'bridges' are mostly used through the ages by invading armies... But bridges they are!

Kay said...

Very creative idea, Dina!

cieldequimper said...

Perfect post Dina, I'm trying to think of other bridge concepts too but can't find any!

Luna Miranda said...

very creative post. i like it.:p

Hilda said...

Very interesting. Kind of explains Israel's many problems over the millennia…

Francisca said...

This is the kind of bridge I really like!

Kaori said...

What a creative bridge you've found! Lovely post :D

VioletSky said...

great bridging idea.

I remember a blogger who was posting 'a hundred views of the swing bridge' from her town. I could handle that many views of your Calatrava.

Petrea said...

You yourself are a bridge between cultures, Dina. This is creative thinking.

I suppose when one runs out of bridges one could photograph a game of bridge, but I hope folks will omit dental work...

Arija said...

Good lateral thinking. If more people thought to build bridges between nations, the world would be a much better place.

No Dina, my shadow was not a ginko, it is of a little European wildflower. Mine has white flowers but the pink version is called 'ground smoke' in German, No idea what it is called in English or any other language and too lazy/tired to hunt through my botanical tomes for its real name.

Louis la Vache said...

A unique contribution to Sunday Bridges, Dina!

As Hilda pointed out, this puts a perspective on Israel's continually being "between a rock and a hard spot".

Elisa said...

Just a lovely idea!
Best regards from Argentina
Elisa

JM said...

Now that's a big and wonderful bridge! Very clever of you.