Monday, June 10, 2013

A fountain of light

The week-long Light 2013 in Jerusalem is on.
It is our fifth international light festival in the Old City. 

We walked over near the New Gate to see what everyone was looking at inside this bright installation that was sitting on the grass.

It looked like a huge hole in the earth!
How do they DO that?!
The official prospectus says this:
Fountain of Life / Mekor Chaim
Amir Zobel, Israel

"For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light."  (Psalm 36)

A well of light that gives the viewer a sensation of glimpsing the subterranean foundations of Jerusalem's Old City.
The well symbolizes the unshakeable relationship between the building of Jerusalem and the Jewish people's roots:  light and water, the sources of life, both serve as metaphors for the Torah in Jewish sources.
Light and water are found physically and metaphorically in Jerusalem's foundations, and they are what make the city the beating heart of the people who have converged on it for thousands of years. 
(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)


Hels said...

I have just come back from Limmud Oz in Sydney which explores the unshakeable relationship between us and the Jewish people's roots. I love your light metaphor.

Reader Wil said...

"For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light." (Psalm 36)

I like that! May this light chase away the darkness of the night of hatred and wars in this world.

Victory for this holy light over evil.

Gary said...

Great light display!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Suzanne said...

This is very cool. Must be an awesome thing to see.

VP said...

You know I do not like these things very much... Everything that need a complicate explanation to be understood is suspect. Nice pictures, by the way!

Kay said...

Wow! There's so much to see and experience. I'm wondering how they did that too.