Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jerusalem Calatrava Bridge Update

It's been a long time since I put up pics depicting the bridge's progress. You can see that the train tracks are ready:

There's an ongoing war with the "graffiti artists". White paint covers up somebody's thoughts:

This piece of graffiti has not been as yet painted over. Did somebody have a Bar Mitzvah? Is this in honor of the shayetet?

The view from the other side of the bridge. All that's missing are the trains:


Leora said...

Submit to JPIX? :-)

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

The architect was Santiago Calatrava as you know. Mainly I want to say something about his Kinor David כנור דוד , David's Harp. I think it's beautiful, although many people don't like it, including Mrs Eliyahu m'Tsiyon. I just think that it's out of place. It ought to be put on top of one of our mountains. As we know, ירושלים הרים סביב לה Jerusalem is surrounded by mountains. There it would make a beautiful, splendid impression. Maybe on top of the Mount of Olives, if the area were more secure. I am thinking of the impression made by the Jesus statue on the mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. But in Jerusalem, we want something meaningful to us. I think that David's Harp could be a unifying symbol, also appealing to the secular and the artsy crowd [or part of it].

As to the train, I don't know how you feel but it is going to make difficulties for people in Neveh Ya`aqov and Pisgat Ze'ev, especially since the Egged buses will not longer be going from those neighborhoods to center city, forcing everybody there to either go by car or take the train which was so well planned that it goes down Derekh Sh'khem through the Arab neighborhood of Shu`afat. Thus it will give some hate-ridden Arabs the chance to throw rocks at helpless Jews on the train. Or even bring on a vest bomb.

Is anyone thinking of security for the train passengers? Will mothers in those neighborhoods send their kids to school in other parts of the city on the train?

Cosmic X said...




I hope that the trains won't be a target for terrorists.

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