Thursday, October 23, 2014

National heritage site: the Turkish railway station

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From across this empty lot in Beer Sheva you can get an unobstructed photo of the new/old Train Yard and the 99-year-old train station, albeit from the back.
The grand opening of this new cultural venue will be in November, but last week we got in on one of the several days of practice run. 


You already saw pictures of the young lady in fancy period costume who was welcoming the visitors.
An ensemble of musicians on oud, drum, and violin bowed in the Oriental style added to the old Ottoman Turkish ambiance in the train compound. 


In coming posts I'll show you the beautiful old steam locomotive and all.
If you want a sneak preview, please enlarge the sign and have a read.
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11 comments:

Hels said...

I think this is an excellent way to preserve the old architecture, at the same time as providing a learning and entertainment centre in Beer Sheba. Great idea!

VP said...

I always like stations and trains!

William Kendall said...

It looks like a building with a lot of character!

Cloudia said...

ALL ABOARD!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Jael said...

Is that close to city center? To railway station?

Dina said...

Jael, it is near Beer Sheva's Old City. Near the British/Commonwealth War Cemetery. Between Ha'atsma'ut St. and David Tuvyahu Ave.

Sara said...

I read the information and it was interesting to learn about the history of this railroad station and steam engine, etc. It certainly has seen a few different purposes hasn't it. I would have loved to hear those musicians.

cieldequimper said...

This looks strikingly like a railway station! By which I mean, it looks like a French one...

Petrea Burchard said...

I think preservation helps us love our heritage and our home.

Birdman said...

I have some wonderful memories of trains.

Jael said...

Thanks Dina:)