Friday, October 17, 2014

Welcoming tourists in style

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A young lady in period costume welcomed visitors to the newly restored Turkish Railway Station in Beer Sheva.
It was built by the Ottoman Turks in 1915. 


The national heritage site will be officially opened in three weeks.
Meanwhile the staff did a few-days practice run during the Sukkot holiday week.
The welcomers and guides and musicians were all very welcoming.
The Train Yard - Engine 70414 Compound is a beautiful place now.
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(Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday.)
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17 comments:

Spiderdama said...

That first pic is very beautiful! Great shadow from the parasoll around the lady. Impressive dress

William Kendall said...

Very formal indeed, and she's such a contrast to the casualness of the visitors!

Cloudia said...

Great attraction!




ALOHA from Honolulu
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jaz@octoberfarm said...

her costume is wonderful!

Hels said...

The success of the renovated Ottoman era railway station in Jerusalem must have got those Beer Sheva conservationists thinking. Great idea!

cieldequimper said...

Is she still there? I'll be right over!

VP said...

Not exactly what you would expect there, but she is very elegant!

Kelly said...

It's a lovely dress and I like how you captured her standing in the shadow.

BLOGitse said...

Not lady in the dark but in the shadow :)

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for all your fun comments!

Hels, yes, and I think Tel Aviv was the first to turn their 1890 abandoned railway station into a cultural and shopping venue.
Then came Jerusalem's First Station, and now Beer Sheva's.

Dina said...

Helen, see
http://www.hatachana.co.il/home
for the Tel Aviv one.

Kathe W. said...

thanks for sharing these unique photos! Have a lovely day!

Suzanne said...

Very nice but she looks a wee bit warm in the hot desert sun with a hoop skirt.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a beautiful costume. The young woman looks like a little enchanting doll.

yael said...

I remember the song about 70414 in Beer Sheva train station.
בתחנה בבאר שבע עמד קטר ומספרו 40414

Dina said...

Yael, yes! The lyrics to the Haim Hefer song are written on one of the buildings! I will blog about the Locomotive 70414 soon.

Sara said...

Such an unexpected sight! Rather delightful.