You see this little traffic island in between the trees?
According to the sign (click to read it), this little triangle will become Yad Vashem Square.
The red Calder sculpture to the left is across the street in Holland Square.
Interesting, the sign says "Remembering the past -- Shaping the future."
But the Hebrew means more like "Enabling the future," i.e. making sure we will have a future.
Yad Vashem, our Holocaust memorial, is way back on the edge of Mount Herzl.
(Those white buildings on the left of the photo.)
It is a bit of a hike from the main road, Herzl Street.
Foreign tourists often get off the tram at the last stop which is called Mt. Herzl and look around and wonder where Yad Vashem is.
The signs are not well-placed, so they have to ask directions.
I hope the new square being built will make it clear that yes, this is the right way toward Yad Vashem.
(A post for ABC Wednesday Y day, and also for Signs, signs.)