Friday, October 14, 2011

The clock is ticking

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The brave window washers were just finishing the last blue panes when I got to Jerusalem's Central Bus Station building.
I wonder how they worked their way around the hands and globes of the giant clock.
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Fortunately a few clouds were in the sky to be reflected for Weekend Reflections.
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Buses coming from all over Israel enter the building's basement, and departing intercity buses leave via a higher floor.
In between is the happy and busy shopping mall and eating places.
On the highest floors are offices.
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A recent article in the Jerusalem Post found air pollution levels in the Central Bus Station to be dangerously high and called is a sick building .
For those who work there everyday, I hope they will soon clean up the air and not only the windows.

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15 comments:

Kim, USA said...

The reflection is awesome and this kind of job is something not all the people can do ^_^ I can't I guess ^_^ Happy weekend!

Weekend Reflection

VP said...

I have troubles cleaning my windows and they face my terrace...

VioletSky said...

That clock looks really neat.
As soon as you mentioned the buses enter into a basement, I wondered about the air quality and imagined the choking fumes of diesel. shudder.

Dianne said...

I admire these window cleaners Dina - it's a job I couldn't do - too dizzy for me. You've caught the clouds passing by!

James said...

Cool photo! I can't even imagine doing his job.

Karen said...

A great capture!

crystal said...

So modern and nice looking! The bus station here is pretty icky. It sounds like public transit is popular in Israel. Here it's hard to pry people apart from their cars :)

Karl said...

Beautiful photo Dina, it's a hard work!
Have a nice weekend.

JM said...

Great perspective! Vertigo would never allow me to keep such a job...

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

So much to see in this photo and what a contrast from the sukkot photos. I love sukkot and remember the boxes fontly from our days in Pittsburgh, PA. Your photos bring back memories from Squirrel Hill, a "must see" for you if you ever visit Western Pennslyvania!

Janis and David

Birdman said...

If I was looking for work, I'd look long and hard before heading up this glass wall.

Malyss said...

Those men always impress me! I could not do their job, and i'm glad and i admire them to do it.

Spiderdama said...

Insanely cool job! Think of all the nice captures from that place:-)
Let`s hope they will do something with the air.

Spiderdama said...

I forgot to ask.. is this the main bus station? Ant that lies ahead Golgotha​​, the place they call "Skull Hill"? Just in case I will take the bus:-)

Dina said...

Spiderdama, no, this is the new Central Bus Station on Jaffa Street, near the Calatrava bridge.
What you mention, next to Golgotha, is the Arab bus station in east Jerusalem.