Friday, October 26, 2012

A window to the past

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The Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus gave a wonderful tour this morning.
More about that in the coming days.
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In the Museum for Jewish Antiquities I was leaning over, trying to read in the glass  display case about the 1931-35 excavations in Samaria, and a reflection kept getting in my way.
Then I realized it must be a sign from James and it wanted to join in his Weekend Reflections.
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It was one of many high windows, with a graceful grate and a tree branch.
But why the light became bands of pink and pale blue, this I don't understand.
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The historic building, built in 1941 in the International style, has a magic all its own, even without the fantastic treasures inside.
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Maybe today's persistent colored reflection was like a window to the past.
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4 comments:

Hels said...

oh I agree. The Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus really does have interesting architecture in its own right. I always tell students to spend as much time looking at museum/gallery architecture as they spend on the collections.

'Tsuki said...

I just love museums. They are so great place to catch reflections...

VP said...

A colorful spot on a serious document!

Audrey said...

joli coups d oeil ;o)