Friday, May 20, 2011

A mosaic created by kids

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If you go snooping around in its out-of-the-way corners, you'll find that Jerusalem's huge International Convention Center (Binyanei HaUma) is full of treasures.
Remember those funny naked statues in the broom closet and the Roman Tenth Legion kilns in the basement?
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When I needed a break from browsing at the official event in the hall, the International Book Fair, I went roaming upstairs, only to find this nice mosaic half-hidden behind coat racks.
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The mosaic looked better reflected in this wall of mirrors
AND it gave me a shot for James' Weekend Reflections meme.
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The inscription explains that the mosaic is a tribute to Jerusalem made by the 6th grade class of Dekalim School in Kibbutz Hamadia in 1993.
The art project was an initiative of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
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Wouldn't you love to make a mosaic, especially at the age of ten?!
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19 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

it seems a shame to hide that lovely mosaic behind the coat hangers!

Nefertiti said...

interressant merci !

'Tsuki said...

Superbe...

I like the way you caught the best of the place with those details... Nice work, here !

Reader Wil said...

I am so glad that you took these photos showing us this beautiful mosaic. Why didn't they hang it on a more important wall?
Shabbat Shalom! Fijn weekend!

Kay L. Davies said...

At least the coat hangers aren't full of coats!
I love the reflection, Dina.
— K

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

Leif Hagen said...

What a great mosaic you found! Too bad the coat rack was in the way! You are good at exploring and discovering, Dina!

LauraX said...

love that mosaic Dina!

VP said...

Kids are never wrong with their art, these mosaics are simple and beautiful!

jeannette said...

Guess, they have so much art, that they don't have enough place to display it:)
Enjoy your weekend!

Linda Makiej said...

How beautiful!

Glad to be following you now...

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Yes indeed, I would love it now and would have loved it at age 10 too!

Suzanne said...

Lovely! Mosaics would be great to create at any age since our lives are made up of so many little pieces.

Eki said...

It's a wonderful project. I'd love to try to make one myself. What are they made of? Ceramic tiles?

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for all your interesting comments!

Eki, I think the tesserae are made from colored stone.

Francisca said...

I really like mosaics as wall art and must say the kids did a really nice job! Glad you went roaming, Dina (it's a habit I share with you.)

Kay said...

That's great! It sort of reminds me of the Madaba mosaic map in Jordan... or was it Egypt? Yikes! I forgot.

Ann said...

Thats great, shame about the coat racks.

Carola said...

Great reflection.

spacedlaw said...

What a wonderful project. A shame it is hidden.