Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What's your lucky number?

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" 'Round and 'round she goes; where she stops, nobody knows."

This roulette wheel in Tiberias is on display at the Dona Gracia hotel and museum.
And the August 1st City Daily Photo theme is numbers.
Voila, a winning combination!

Notice the cunning sliding top which could be quickly turned over and closed to hide the illegal gambling table in a former century (should the authorities drop in).

On the face of it, the antique table was an innocent chess board and card table.

I think the local guide might have said that it was crafted in Italy. Venice maybe?
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See how other City Daily Photo bloggers have illustrated numbers here, at the gathering point.
I hope someone finds a way to use the biblical Book of Numbers in the Theme Day.
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20 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oooh sorry I don't gamble but wonderful post for the day!

Robert Geiss said...

How interesting a mean to measure time. Apart from chess can't really play many other games. Nine would be my lucky number though.


Please have a good new month ahead.

cloudia charters said...

I bet others will enjoy this post as much as I do!


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Gunn said...

Very pretty and very elegant!
And a good choice of theme day photo.

Kay said...

Ahhhh... very clever indeed and beautiful workmanship also.

Rob and Mandy said...

Do they still have the casino ship going to the middle of the lake at night?

Mark said...

Great post for the theme day. Enjoy your August Dina.

Dina said...

Rob and Mandy, no way! When was that, what year??

VP said...

You can't really get better numbers than these!

Mama Zen said...

How cool!

Birdman said...

Mine is 22. Not really lucky, but I like the look of double digits.

Tanya said...

good choice, and very unique! did 16 win?

Virginia said...

I'd love to have that old game table in my home. It's beautiful!
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Hels said...

Ha! Now the authorities in Tiberias will not be fooled by elderly respectable men, apparently playing chess :)

crystal said...

Nice chess table top. Is gambling legal in Israel? Here it is in certain places, as you know. I still have fond memories of playing blackjack in Lake Tahoe :)

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A very interesting post. I like your choice for this theme day. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Karl Demetz said...

Good choice, Dina, many people love these numbers... too many I think...

Dr M said...

Stayed several nights at the Dona Gracia in June. What a fascinating hotel. I can just see you in some of those dresses, Dina!

Rob and Mandy said...

Dina, the casino ship was still operating in the mid-nineties...

Rob and Mandy said...

If I remember well, it was owned or part-owned by the owner of the Nahum youth hostel, near the bus station. An open secret, in the 90es