Friday, August 28, 2009

Investigating the bench

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While on a bench-finding safari for RuneE's Bench on Friday mini-meme, I discovered a lovely place tucked into the shaded streets of garden suburb Beit HaKerem.

Have you ever seen palm trees growing through a deck?!

Simple sturdy benches

with a view to a rock garden, complete with a little waterfall.

The pleasantness of the garden and of the real grass lawn seemed incongruous with the serious and weighty purpose of the place. The sign says National Inquiry Commission.
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20 comments:

  1. I am glad you inquired about that little bench because it is simply delightful in those surroundings. I am sure they built the deck around the trees that werre already there because they liked the placement. I hope you got to spend some time there sitting on their little bench!

    Come and see mine. I put it up early on Thursday nite here.

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  2. After such a nice presentation, the sign was a bit threatening. Let us hope that the bench is for the recuperation of those whose lives have been inquired into.

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  3. I'm so happy I found your blog.

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  4. Wonderful PALM trees! Which came first, the palms or the deck? What a great place to relax! A client of mine, Sandy, may be contacting you about a connection she has in Jerusalem Hills! Bon weekend!

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  5. I wonder what those palm trees enquire about? Watering restrictions?

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  6. No I have never seen palms growing through a deck. Lovely place. "National Inquiry Commission" sounds ominous.

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  7. National Inquiry Commission?? I thought it was just in someone's lovely home! Wish all government agencies looked this welcoming!

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  8. It is a very inviting place for the national commission to inquire of God...whether that is how the sign was intended, or not! Let's hope people take advantage of the invitation.

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  9. What great photos! Those tree trunks through the deck are amazing!

    Shabbat Shalom!

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  10. I would be near the rock garden with the waterfall listening to the running water. Wonderful place, Dina.

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  11. Now that is a wonderful spot for a bench! I love the way the palm trees grow out of the decking - they look so sculptural, and rather like they in a slow graceful dance!

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  12. This shows a great appreciation for those palms. Indeed, the place is a bit curious. Well, if they get tide of inquiring they can sit outside and enjoy their beautiful deck.

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  13. palms growing through decking - not unique but it is always odd to see it.

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  14. Palm trees growing through a deck is a new one on me! And I've seen lots of palm trees in my life.

    Such a pretty garden. The employees at the NIC have a lovely place to take their breaks and eat their lunches.

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  15. It's a dream garden. someboby in the NIC should have great gardening taste..

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  16. I have seen such a garden minus the inquisition. The San Diego zoo has such a deck.

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  17. Hmmmm....? National Inquiry Commission? What could that mean? Interogation? Sounds spooky. However, the garden is gorgeous and I love the palm trees growing through the deck.

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  18. I guess here the palm trees are nature's parasols. I wonder if the deck will need to be replaced as the trunks grow thicker. Meanwhile, it's a pleasant, shaded spot for benches.

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  19. I,ve never seen palm trees growing through a deck, I can't remember ever seeing palm trees at all.

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