Monday, February 3, 2014

Beer Sheva's Government Compound

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 An older man stopped to ask me directions in Beer Sheva today.
He asked in Russian and was not happy that I could answer only in Hebrew.
A large percentage of Beer Sheva's 211,000 residents are Russians who came in the big immigration wave of the 1990s.

He needed the Ministry of the Interior.
I pointed and told him it must be somewhere in this string of similar buildings that are called Kiryat Hamemshala, meaning the Government Compound.

You can see at least four of them in the photo above, but there are even more to the left.


It seems like such a hodgepodge of architectural elements, no? 
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(Linking to OurWorld Tuesday and Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.)
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6 comments:

Jim said...

Great shots. Interesting.

Nadege said...

Probably not my favorite buildings but interesting non the less.

William Kendall said...

I rather like the curving lines at the rooftops.

toby said...

Definitely a hodgepodge, but a cool one! I wouldn't be surprised if those ones with the curvy tops were meant to evoke Moses' tablets...

VP said...

I quite like it, it reminds me of some building in London...

Spiderdama said...

Looks a bit messy, but think it will give some nice reflections in the windows:-)