Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bridge over the river Soreq

Recently you saw the modern train station in Tel Aviv and also the inside of an Israel Railways train.
Now let's take that train up to Jerusalem.
When the Tel Aviv-Jaffa to Jerusalem railway was opened in 1892, it saw the Middle East's first train.
The journey of 82 km (50 miles) then took 4 hours.
Today it is "only" about one hour and 45 minutes.
One single track goes all that way, with a few places where one train can pull over and wait for another train coming from the opposite direction to pass.
While my train stood off to the side, near the old and now roofless Bar Giora train station, a group of school kids came by, on their spring hike through the Soreq Valley to see the almond trees in bloom.
A delight to see the kids out in nature!
But I was overjoyed to see that they were crossing a BRIDGE, something to post for Sunday Bridges meme!
The metal bridge is narrow, enough for just one person, and appeared to be less than two meters above the fast-flowing Nahal Soreq river.

The Soreq drains the Jerusalem Hills west of Jerusalem and ends in the Mediterranean Sea.


Isreview said...

I enjoyed seeing these..amazing how green the valley is!

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Tanya said...

perfect timing for you! beautiful!!

Reader Wil said...

Do you know the BBC series called "Rail Away"? It is not only about trains all over the world, but also about the cities and villages they pass. The programm is a bit like your post now, showing what happens in the country you are travelling through.

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks a nice place for a nature ramble and you're right - good to see the children enjoying the outdoors

Rob and Mandy said...

How very nice and green! That's a cool place for a walk!

Louis la Vache said...

Almond blossoms are always a welcome harbinger of spring.

Great post, Dina - a welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I would love to walk this path, it is quite beautiful.

Pietro said...

Nice views of the kids walk in the green!

Kay said...

Amazing how you can continue to find bridges. I'm glad the kids are getting to enjoy nature.