Here is the arts complex/hotel that houses the new organ we saw in the last two posts.
It hugs the slope of Mt. Carmel, in the town of Zichron Yaakov.
Under the clouds you see the Mediterranean Sea.
Our rooms were nice even though the hotel is not yet officially opened.
Tomorrow I'll show you the view from the balconies, wow!
It may be hard concrete on the outside, but inside is the soft life. : )
Elma is a total renovation of the Mivtachim building which originally was meant for members of the big HMO Kupat Holim as a yearly vacation place, a "rest home."
Built in the 1960s at the height of Brutalist architecture's popularity in Israel, there is lots of raw concrete inside and out.
The term Brutalism was coined in 1953 from the French béton brut, "raw concrete," a phrase used by Le Corbusier to describe the poured board-marked concrete with which he
constructed many of his post-World War II buildings.
(So far in this blog we have talked about architectural examples in the "Brutalism capital of Israel," Beer Sheva.)
Lily's Terrace is named for Lily Elstein, the wonderful lady who is pouring all her heart and fortune into building this unique place where artists can live and create or perform and where hotel guests can freely mingle with them.
(Linking to Our World Tuesday and Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors memes.)