Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Leaning on ladders

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Do you like ladders?
Come have a laugh with these pictures in honor of ABC Wednesday L-Day.
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Living in the Hills, we like our ladders long.
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Part I: LADIES ON LADDERS
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A brave friend on chapel-cleaning day.

A brave Russian Orthodox picking olives at Gorni Convent.
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Our Tiberias excavation director about to photograph our square.
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Hard-hatted me about to descend into a Canaanite shaft tomb in Jerusalem.
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Part II: BOYS AND THEIR LADDERS
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Before sun-up, the dig photographer at work at Tel Yarmouth.
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The neighbor boy building a new roof.
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"Plastering" over the straw bales in the neighbors' new straw bale house.
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Part III: LEFT LADDERS
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Under the window in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the famous ladder that none of the churchmen dares to move since the 19th century because of the Status Quo.
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Night falls and the tired olive pickers leave their ladders.
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Leaving little room between ladder and ceiling.
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Silence and solitude, even for ladders!
View from the cemetery of the Sisters of Zion in Ein Kerem.
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And to see the angels on the ladder of Jacob, please go back to an ABC post of two years ago.
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23 comments:

Jingle said...

these are cool ladders.

RuneE said...

I hope you didn't need your hard hat when you got to the bottom!

Berowne said...

Most interesting...

Leo said...

lots of ladders.. good L post! :D

My ABC Wednesday L

anumorchy said...

Such a collection of ladders!

Kay said...

Wow! I'm impressed that you could find so many ladders! I especially liked the one with you and the ladder.

Petrea Burchard said...

What a post! Your ladder collection is like nothing else I've seen. That "Status Quo" ladder is especially unusual. Dina, you never cease to amaze me.

Wendy said...

I never looked at ladders this way before. They all reminded me of angels reaching for the stars. Gorgeous post!

Suzanne said...

Nice post Dina! You planned ahead yes?? Lots of ladders.

Roger Owen Green said...

well, that's one way of getting up in the world...(groan)

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Cloudia said...

I always wanted to build a hay bale house!

Wonderful ladder post.

You look super-competent ready to descend!



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Robin said...

Lots of ladders, fun series Dina.

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Adullamite said...

Very good!

VP said...

That's was exhaustive, I haven't ever seen so many ladders together... Verona has clearly to become your sister city!

Bergson said...

une superbe histoire d'échelles

bonne idée !!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

That last shot begs the song, "We are climbing Jacob's ladder, we are climbing Jacob's ladder, we are climbing Jacob's ladder, soldiers of the cross!

Anonymous said...

I've just discovered your delightful and knowledgeable blog and it reminds me of how beautiful Jerusalem is. Alas five years since I was last there. How good to see something that reminds us that not everything in Israel needs to be moderated through the eyes of the world media pack.
Malcolm

Gattina said...

What a nice collection of ladders ! I hope nobody fell down !

Gattina from the ABC team

Eki said...

What an exciting profession you have, Dina. You look fit and proper as an archeologist in that hard hat. :D

Dina said...

Thank you all for your comments that make me smile and laugh, and welcome to new readers.

Just a few answers:
Suzanne, no, the post was not planned. I just realized that I had many ladder pictures on file and then brought them together. Guess it shows that I like ladders, eh?

Eki, I'm just a digger, a laborer, not a professional archaeologist.

NanU said...

Neat post!

katney said...

Dina, I think you have outdone yourself with this one!!!

spacedlaw said...

Amazing to think the ladder was left there al that time.
And nice to see you ready to go down in history!