Monday, June 9, 2014

Not what you think

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I passed this door and wondered what or who was inside.
Maybe I didn't want to know.
All I knew was that the painting would be good for Monday Mural meme. 

Lest you get the wrong idea, that I wander around in the seedy spots of  the older Beer Sheva neighborhoods,  let me defend myself.
Our tour was quickly following our guide down the street to visit some synagogues.
Eighteen synagogues are concentrated on this one street, and within a few square kilometers there are 33 !

The Hebrew writing on the wall here is "Tirtsale," the diminutive form of the women's name Tirtsa.
I thought I would end the post here and let you react to the mystery place. 
But curiosity is killing me.

Oi, would you believe, there is a Facebook page for Tirtsale!
And photos there show the painted woman wearing a dark purple sweater!
It is a tiny shop for vintage clothes and stuff -- "special things for special women, collected with great love from all over the world."
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(Linking also to Our World Tuesday  and  Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.  And for ABC WednesdayV is for vintage and voluptuous.)
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31 comments:

Rob the frog said...

Love the mural! And my wife loves some of the handbags!

Maggie Ann said...

Dina, your posts' are delightful!

VP said...

A very strange place for a mural like this...

Hels said...

hmmm is it really a tiny shop for vintage clothes? Tirtza looks as if she is up for a spot of more action than shopping!!

José Mendonça said...

That's pretty cool! ;-)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I just got done complementing a blogger for "one of the better murals for this week's edition of Monday Mural", you just outdid him here. This is great! Simple and stylish.

Karl Demetz said...

It looks like a nice little shop.

Nadege said...

You never know what is behind a facade. I checked the wall on Facebook. Very cool.

Halcyon said...

I like the style of this mural, although not what I'd expect in this part of the city. Glad you did some digging to find out more about this place for us. :)

Cloudia said...

We both found murals on shops and his week, Dina! I like yours very much

Petrea Burchard said...

I think it's delightful. Sometimes the "funky" parts of town have the best spots for shopping and dining.

William Kendall said...

It is visually striking!

Kay said...

Sounds like a fun and interesting tour. It didn't seem seedy to me. That mural is actually quite nice.

Dina said...

Friends, ha, I'm enjoying your reactions. :)

Kay, at first I thought she looked topless.

molly said...

What a great piece of art work... love it!

Mollyxxx

Reader Wil said...

I am not going to write down what my first thoughts were, when I first saw the picture! But like you, I would have tried out what the woman was doing. I like what her little house was used for. Thank you for revealing the secret!
Wil, ABCW Team

Ann said...

I think she does look topless--not sure if I would have really peaked in there.
Ann

Roger Owen Green said...

yes, it's an interesting choice

Nonnie USA said...

seeing the woman posing with a hot drink, I had guessed that it was a coffee shop. tantalizing mural

Ruth Kelly said...

My first thought was that it might be a tea shop.

Richard Lawry said...

My curiosity would have forced me to see what kind of shop it was. :) An Arkie's Musings

photowannabe said...

Clever and mysterious.
I'm so glad you cleared it up. I have to admit the place wasn't what I thought it was...

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I wonder how the truly interested buyers find the shop's tiny door for the first time..
So many sнnagogues concentrated in one place remind me Moscow with churches at every corner.

Jim said...

How interesting

K V V S MURTHY said...

Very interesting photo and text!

Murthy,ABCW Team

Maria Gagliano said...

Love it!
I would just have to know what was in that shop based on the mural.

Zac Montoya said...

I like the mural. It would have drawn me in as well. The mural would be well suited to a cafe

toby said...

Really, really cool! And weirdest of all, I think I've heard of that place...

Sara said...

Shalom Dina! It sounds like a very interesting shop. Wow, so many synagogues in one place! Amazing. Just stopping by to leave comments on everyone who contributed to Toby's Whimsical Windows Delirious Doors post; I am finally back in the game.

Powell River Books said...

What an interesting mural for a shop. - Margy

Gunn said...

What a unique find!:)
Thanks for sharing.