Friday, February 25, 2011

3 reflections of the Book Fair

No idea why two big mirrors were standing in a passageway between one hall and another at the Jerusalem International Book Fair, but the mirrors called out to me "We are for James' Weekend Reflections, take our picture already!"
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Even the big Russian-language exhibit had a mirror on the wall.
To add to the atmosphere of an old Russian house that the wall was meant to represent, a vintage leather greatcoat was hanging on the coat rack.

As usual, the book fair took place at Binyaney HaUma.
The huge building, now renamed the Jerusalem International Convention Center, is celebrating 60 years of life.
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(More about the International Book Fair in the previous two posts.)
Shabbat shalom!
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17 comments:

jeannette said...

Interesting that the coat was part of the display! (In Holland people hang their coats anywhere, so it could be an easy mix-up there, lol)

Dina said...

Jeannette, well, I THINK it was part of the display. I have only seen those long "great coats" with the leather cape attached, in old war movies.
And that day (yesterday) Jerusalem was having shirt-sleeve weather.

Lesley said...

the shot with the coat is nicely composed.
I wonder if the mirrors are subtle way to dissuade theft?

ρομπερτ said...

The second picture is really great. Guess that life itself is to be found many times reflected in books, sometimes even much better than within a mirror.

Please have you all a good weekend.

daily athens

Suzanne said...

Shabbat Shalom Dina.

Kay L. Davies said...

I am always impressed by people who take their cameras everywhere with them, Dina. Good for you. I'd probably never have thought to take a camera to a book fair, and I'd have missed those wonderful reflections you found. I do try to remember, but I forget more often than I remember.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

J Bar said...

Great reflections.

Kate said...

I've scrolled down to see what I've missed, and I'm glad that I did. The book fair is done on a massive scale. So great to be in a society where books and the written word count so much. I just read a very interesting article in the last issue of the New Yorker about the publication of Haaretz, described as the most liberal newspaper in Israel. Do you get it and/or read it? Get the article online; I'd be interested in your reaction to it and to the newspaper.

Pietro said...

Beautiful reflections, Dina, what an interesting structure.

Ann said...

did they sell a lot of books. This week, two of our biggest bookstores failed.

Kay said...

All very beautiful reflections, Dina.

VP said...

I envy you for your wonderful book fair and for the shirt-sleeve weather!

Francisca said...

Considering how difficult it is to get me out of a regular book store, I can imagine I'd just lose myself at this Book Fair. I don't think I've ever been to one.

Short Poems said...

Great shots.... you have really nice blog..love it :)

JM said...

At first I didn't realize the mirrors... :-) That's cool.

DawnTreader said...

Mirrors can be a great way to reflect light and make a room seem bigger too. Not to mention making us reflect upon reflections...

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice photos! All three of them! That is huge mirror. As I walk by, I'd be checking my posture...
Patrick Tillett, Extremely Overdue