Saturday, June 25, 2011

Segways on the bridge

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Summer is for touring Jerusalem on Segways.
These three young people on the bridge were admiring the view to the east just before sunset.
The mountains of Moab in the Kingdom of Jordan, across the Dead Sea, were just visible in the haze.
Mount Zion is on the left in this photo.
Below is Gehinnom, the valley (guy) of Hinnom .

Here is their bridge as seen from the Jerusalem Cinematheque.

I posted here about the Bnai Brith Bridge and its famous handprints in the concrete.
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This post joins others at Robin's Summer Stock Sunday and Louis' Sunday Bridges.
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UPDATE: In response to comments I add some more information:
How does a Segway work?
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Mostly you only see these silent electric vehicles being ridden along the Armon HaNatsiv Promenade. A 1.5 hour guided tour costs $55. See their route on this map.
Me? I'd rather walk.
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23 comments:

Kay said...

That looks like a fun thing to do. I'm trying to picture you on a Segway. :-)

Dina said...

Kay, haha, don't try too hard to picture me on a Segway. It is not going to happen.

Spiderdama said...

Never seen this Segway! But, it looks like fun to me:-)

ilanadavita said...

I too think it looks like a fun way to discover Jerusalem.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Segways on the bridge...sounds like a good title for a novel, perhaps a mystery!

Dimple said...

They look like they would topple over easily, but people seem to learn to avoid that...
It would be and interesting way to get around, once one learned how!

Cloudia said...

they are here too....




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Francisca said...

I remember this footbridge and the handprints from your earlier post. It's a good spot to stop and admire the sunset and view.

Ann said...

Have you been on a segway?

Robin said...

I'd never have thought of J'lem as a particularly Segue-friendly city, what with the hills, the cobblestones, the crazy pedestrians... What a view though!

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Arija said...

Whatever happened to walking, rollerblading, cycling or skateboarding. Now people go for a walk on motorised scooters.
Nice bridge.

cieldequimper said...

Very cool bridge in the second photo and what a view in the first one! I'm with you about hthe sedgway...

Mark said...

Hi Dina, thanks for your comments on my blog. It is also great to find your blog. I am very interested in Jerusalem and will visit regularly.

Reader Wil said...

The bridge is very unusual and interesting. I've learnt a new word now, that's "Segway". We don't see them much here in my country. I think the bicycle is more popular.
Have a great new week, Dina!

Dina said...

In answer to the comments, I just added an update to this post with more info on Segways and Segway tours in Jerusalem.
I still prefer to walk.

VP said...

When I walked through Gehinnom it was desolate place!

Francisca said...

I'm with you, Dina, feet work best. Although a bicycle for longer tours appeals, too.

Louis la Vache said...

You'd never get «Louis» on a Segway either! One thing for sure - if you did get him on one, it would be quite comical!

He has never seen this confirmed, but «Louis» wonders if the name Segway is a pun on segue. Be that as it may, «Louis» thanks you for your contribution to Sunday Bridges.

Pat said...

Segway is not a bad way to get around I suppose, for people like me who have arthritis in my joints but would love to see the sights. I love your bridges!

Irina said...

These people will have really great photos.
I hope so so much that all the changes in Mideast these days will not affect Israel.

Mama Pajama said...

looks like fun, though I usually tour the Old City on foot! I'd be too worried about crashing into people to enjoy the view!

Eki said...

The view from there must be wonderful!

I've wanted to try segways. I don't think we have it in Bandung.

JM said...

The top shot is great! Love both light and perspective.