Monday, July 15, 2013

Like a tropical island in a sea of construction

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I wandered around a neighborhood in Jerusalem that was new to me, in the Talpiot area.
I even wandered into a construction zone,  since there was no one  guarding the entrance.
The abyss was deep and abrupt; hope they get a fence and gate or a guard soon!

But I couldn't tear myself away from the exciting scene.
Look at the island they left, complete with three trees! 


The big backhoe went on chomping away at the rocky earth.

You can enlarge both pictures, click two times, to see what not long ago was underground. 

Wondering why that island has been spared  . . .
And what will be built around it . . . 
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(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)
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9 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

What an example of SAVING THE TREES!

VP said...

This looks like something out of a Terry Gilliam's movie...

Fun60 said...

Let's hope the trees survive whatever is being built around them.

ladyfi said...

Nice to see the tree has been saved!

Bill Nicholls said...

Bit like construction sites in the UK, trees have to be protected so they put barriers round them, they made an Island out of yours.

Suzanne said...

So glad they didn't destroy the trees. Hope you head back in a few weeks to see what goes up.

Kay said...

They did the same thing with our lemon tree. I think it's so very lovely that they're saving those three trees. Art highly approves!

Spiderdama said...

I wonder what is inside and under..:-)

Hilda said...

Kudos to the team that decided to spare the trees. I wish our cities would do the same.