Sunday, October 24, 2010

Handprints in Bnai Brith Bridge

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Beyond the footbridge you can see Mount Zion.
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Below it you see the red sign directing you down to Jerusalem's Cinematheque.
. On its left is the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.
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The tall white sculpture is Yigal Tumarkin's "Peace," commemorating peace activist Abie Nathan's flight to Egypt.
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The bridge spans busy Hebron Road.
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Embedded in Bnai Brith Bridge are seven handprints.
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First is the late and great Mayor Teddy Kollek.
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Then what I assume are the major donors in Bnai Brith International who opened their hand to enable or finance the construction of the bridge.
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Another bridge for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges!
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13 comments:

Kay said...

What a very interesting thing to do (the handprints, I mean)! That is a beautiful bridge with beautiful views.

cieldequimper said...

Cool hands idea, wonderful bridges, the cinémathèque looks like a nice place (architecturally speaking of course!) The first one is fantastic!

Kate said...

Good series of photos for the bridge, and seen in many different angles it reaches a different dimension.

VP said...

The first two times I visited Israel Teddy Kollek was still mayor of Jerusalem, Shamir and Rabin were the Prime Ministers then.

Robin said...

Your photos capture a great deal of green, it's really lovely. Love the handprints too.

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Abraham Lincoln said...

Quite an interesting post. I remember Teddy, the mayor but don't know the others.

Luna Miranda said...

great vantage point on the second photo. and i spy an al fresco cafe.:p

VioletSky said...

I like the pickets chosen for the bridge, which makes it blend in better with the surrounding view.

RuneE said...

I'm very fond of bridges of all kinds. I think the architecture they represent don't always get the recognition they deserve.

Lesley said...

I love the curves.
and the cafe has a nice spot - above the traffic.

ρομπερτ said...

How very impressive a sight.

May you have a good start into the new week.

daily athens

Francisca said...

I like all the angles you show us of this interesting foot bridge, Dina. The hand prints add visual appeal.

pink go green said...

very interesting place to see and experiece. Actually, I like the details of these photographs.