Monday, June 6, 2011

Shaare Zedek original doors

These doors do not open in the physical sense.
But the fact that they are mounted on the wall invites us to open ourselves to their history.
The doors have a new home in the lobby of the new Shaare Zedek Hospital in the Bayit Vagan neighborhood of Jerusalem.
The two plaques on the threshold explain where they came from.

They were the original doors in the first Shaare Zedek Hospital, from when it was built in 1902 until it moved to the new facility in 1979.

There is even a camel caravan going down Jaffa Road in this photo of Shaare Zedek from around 1902!
I hope you enjoyed your tour for That's My World Tuesday and for Monday Doors.


aka Penelope said...

This is an interesting post, Dina! These doors that do not open are an interesting way of unlocking mysteries of the past.

Spiderdama said...

So wonderful!It's great that they take care of the history with keeping such doors.

Irina said...

Considering the age of other Jerusalem inhabitants, they are very young and beautiful doors.
Great photos and story.

mirae said...

hello beautiful Dina, what a beautiful metaphor this door is.

I love the treat of these camels.

thankyou for this divine presentation.

ah did I introduce you to this latest signature. Well you know who I am cred.

love and light

Lesley said...

I bet a lot of people are happy to still see those familiar doors.

VioletSky said...

I like the sentiment you have written, that these doors invite to open ourselves to their history.

Hels said...

I love the photo of the old hospital and camel caravan. Once institutions move, the old buildings are often razed to the ground or totally converted into something unrecognisable. We need to preserve historical buildings, or at least records of them.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Magical. The doors to nowhere. Remind me of the "eye of the needle" passage in the Bible. Knock twice for world peace!

Great post.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fascinating, especially the photo from the past!
— K

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

Dina said...

Shalom friends. I enjoy your responses so much.

Hels, after sitting empty for twenty years, the building was renovated and in 1999 the Israel Broadcasting Authority moved in.

Greensboro Jan, the Alexander Nevsky church has what is thought to be the actual "eye of the needle." I'll post it soon for you.

RuneE said...

Open or closed - beautiful work and full of symbolism.

VP said...

Love this kind of post, with excellent images!

Louis la Vache said...

An outstanding contribution to Monday Doorways!

«Louis» had not seen the link you sent him about the CDP blogs. He sincerely thanks you for that!

Pietro said...

You say well, Dina, these doors invite to open ourselves to their history. They are very nice and interesting.