So far I have found no reflections in Meitar.
So for today's Weekend Reflections let's go back to some images I secretly took in the Israel Museum.
The guard came around the corner just as I was going to photograph the explanatory sign.
So all I can tell you about the unusual exhibit is that it is called a "Venetian 18th century room."
Mirror tiles everywhere!
Maybe our blog friends in Versailles and Italy can tell us more.
Meanwhile, Wikipedia has this curious story:
In the 17th century, mirrors were among the most expensive items to possess and at the time, the Venetian Republic held the monopoly on the manufacture of mirrors..
In order to maintain the integrity of his philosophy of mercantilism, which required that all items used in the decoration of Versailles be made in France, Jean-Baptiste Colbert enticed several workers from Venice to make mirrors at the Manufacture royale de glaces de miroirs.
According to legend, in order to keep its monopoly, the government of the Venetian Republic sent agents to France to poison the workers whom Colbert had brought to France.