Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bridge to a magic lamp

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At least four such bridges span the two sides of Mamilla Mall.

This sculpture at the mall is "Aladdin and the Three Wishes" by Ossi Yalon.
His stepping over onto the magic lamp seems bridge-like.
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And it's all for Sunday Bridges, headquartered in San Francisco.
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23 comments:

Francisca said...

That looks like an elegant mall with a useful foot bridge. And what is that magic lamp about? Did you make a wish and did it come true, Dina?

VioletSky said...

The Aladdin's Lamp is great!!

Trotter said...

Hi Dina! Beautiful Aladin...

Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you to answer the legendary question: «What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?» :)
Enjoy and have a great Sunday!

VP said...

The bridge could be an interesting vantage point to take some pictures of the place. I like the sculpture, the pose is very realistic and funny.

Andy said...

Both photos are well done!

spacedlaw said...

Cute sculpture. Do you have any close up of Aladin?

JM said...

The Aladdin is just great!

Lesley said...

I love pedestrian malls. We just don't have enough of them in Ontario.

Leif Hagen said...

I wonder what the 3 wishes were for ....

Birdman said...

Is that a bride, I see?

Dina said...

Shalom friends, thanks for your observations.

Question answers:
Francisca and Leif, no, I don't make wishes anymore. And I still haven't read the Aladdin books.

Trotter, that is one of the few riddles that I actually know the answer to. I'll be over.

Spacedlaw, that's the only photo I got of Aladdin. Sorry.

Lesley, I suppose mild climate is more conducive to pedestrian mall- building.

Birdman, good eyes. Yes, for some reason, a bride and groom were walking there. A closer picture of them at
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2010/11/mamilla-mall-by-night.html

Kay said...

This is really cool, Dina. It must be fun to walk over and look down at people passing by.

EG Wow said...

What a nice mall! I don't know if I could afford to shop there - it appears to be quite elegant - but I know my camera would love to visit it.

The lamp is wonderful! And I like the idea that Ossi Yalon is crossing a bridge to get to it.

J Bar said...

Terrific bridge.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Chuck Pefley said...

I agree Aladin is bridging the gap. Fun sculpture!

Petrea said...

I wonder how you keep coming up with new bridge photos every week! Wonderful.

Rob and Mandy said...

Lovely sculpture.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Big or small, we take 'em all at Sunday Bridges!

Dina said...

Thanks y'all!

Petrea, when Louis la Vache started the meme I thought that Jerusalem, having no body of water, had no bridges. The meme made me start looking for them. Such fun.

Hilda said...

I like the sculpture! Elegant and whimsical at the same time; just my kind of thing.

ossi yalon said...

Hi Dina!hi everyone,my name is Ossi Yalon,i am the artist behind Alladin,thank you for the Photo it is the best i have.
I build wishing wells where ever i can,,
i will be happy to answer questions
you may look into my site
www.ossiyalon.com
best regards
ossi

Dina said...

Shalom Ossi,
What an honor to have the artist stop by the blog. Hope you enjoyed the comments from readers all over the world who enjoyed your Aladdin.
I love it that you build wishing wells.
Israel is lucky to have you.
Good luck in your career.

Ossi said...

Dina,
i am so exited to learn about this form of communication (the blog)
you are a great photographer
Alladin is no longer there but on february 1 i am installing two new works at Mamila,hope to see you
best of all
ossi