Monday, September 4, 2017

Murals like historical photos


Finally, some murals to contribute to Monday Murals meme. 
These were on sidewalk level of a tall building in Rishon LeZion, now our fourth biggest city.
Rishon was founded in 1882 by Jews who came from the Russian Empire to farm the land of Israel. 

Here is the same old water tower in real life.

See the bell tower in back of the orchestra?   
Not many farmers could afford clocks or watches back then, so they relied on the bell-ringer to signal the times of day (or to warn of emergencies). 

Here is the same bell today, in front of the old synagogue and next to the history museum. 
You can ring it! 


Kay said...

Oh my! That is so cool! How wonderful to have those murals depicting real life things. I do enjoy seeing murals too.

Sandi said...

"You can ring it!"

I want to!

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

Isn't it funny how human nature seems to make us want to ring a bell when we see one? We've been to countless churches where the bell rope beckons and it is all we can do to resist pulling it. I too would ring this bell!

Karl Demetz said...

Well painted murals, Dina, I like these !

Alice said...

The murals are lovely Dina

William Kendall said...

Quite life like murals, Dina.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Dina! You probably won't believe this, but I was thinking of you just the other day and now here you are! It seems to be a rare event to have a historic mural with it's features still in existence. The line to the past can sometimes be quite direct. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural and keep well.

Ida said...

I am thinking of all the labor that has been done to make Israel into what it is today.Swamps and deserts turned into farmland. Wasteland turned into cities. It is admirable.

roth phallyka said...

I do enjoy seeing murals too.