Thursday, January 30, 2014

Good-bye desert, hello new neighborhood

Oi veh, I knew it had to come sooner or later.
This month they started chopping up the desert to add a new neighborhood to Meitar.
(Meitar is a planned community, begun in 1984, and it expands according to plan.)

Enlarge the photo; see all those sections of pipe just waiting to become underground infrastructure?

Dust is flying as the diggers dig and the dump trucks dump.

Meanwhile they make a whole new landscape.

The new piles look like a field of giant molehills made by some giant burrowing mole.
Kind of unreal.

Bottoms up--there goes another load of several tons of good earth.
Sigh . . .

(The big blue sky over the former big desert joins SkyWatch Friday.)


  1. I see the most beautiful blue sky right now.. I have not seen blue sky for several weeks.
    Nice pictures, but I do not know what I think about this construction in the desert

  2. Oy veh is right! Big sigh coming from me too!

  3. Ouch. I almost always hate this kind of thing.

    There'll be a surprise tomorrow on VDP!

  4. Here we see suburbs put up on perfectly good farmland... of which this country, while large, has not that much arable farmland.

    These are good shots. The sky and the terrain contrast beautifully.

  5. It looks very green in your desert(the first picture):)

  6. Jael, the green you see is a kibbutz field where some crop is sprouting and in back of it is a planted forest. But the desert is not all like this.

  7. Thanks Dina for your absolutely lovely comment today!

  8. Looks like your area is going to become pretty crowded.


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