Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's all a facade

The shadow-producing spikey things in the concrete of this new yeshiva are, I presume, what the cladding will be fastened to the wall with.
For sure they are good for Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.
Since the 1920s, when the British (Mandate) made it mandatory, all new buildings in Jerusalem must be cladded with Jerusalem stone.

But as we can see with this 19th century house in the old Jerusalem neighborhood of Nachlaot, "It's all a facade."
What faces the street is handsome new Jerusalem stone, but in the shadows lurk the original thick and strong building stones.


Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

A lesson in building construction. What an excellent insight.

Tom Hilton said...

Interesting. Cool shots.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like the way that beam of sunlight slices across the blue shutter.

Thanks for your visit, Dina.

Quilt Works said...

What an interesting shot - you could have made it in a puzzle - 'what is it' :-) Great shadow shot too!

Kay L. Davies said...

Very interesting shadow shots. Hundreds of individual shadows in the first photo, and a mystery in the second. Why did the British mandate insist the buildings be "clad" in Jerusalem stone? It really doesn't make any sense, except to fool someone, but whom?
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

VP said...

I like the bare truth of the last picture!

Petrea Burchard said...

It's a wonderful, illustrative shot. I wonder if this mandate will one day strip the surrounding countryside, making it all into quarries. I guess the mandate's good for those who own the land the stone comes from, but it makes for less variety.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Great shots Dina!

Shadow Shots at my page.

Hey Harriet said...

Looks like a gigantic concrete cactus! Nice find! Have a great week :)

Alissa Nicolau said...

Great texture to your shadow shot.

Kay said...

You really do come up with the most creative, incredible shadow photos, Dina. Your genius always shows.

Arija said...

I like your spiky shot Dina. Who know, it may become important should the facade fall down. The proof then will be in the placing of the spikes you have captured.

On the other hand, I cannot imagine anything fallikg down that is built in Israel.