Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Raḥavath ’Ilan Street

Jewish date:  26 Nisan 5772 (Parashath Thazria‘-Meṣora‘).

Today’s events:  Look-Alike Day (not to be confused which is Look Alike Day, which is Friday).


Continuing my series on the streets of Giv‘ath Shemu’el, today we examine Raḥavath ’Ilan (Tree Square) Street, down in the southern part of the city near Bar ’Ilan University.  As before, descriptions may be deliberately inaccurate to make them more entertaining. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but weirdness is in the imagination.

One thing very odd about Raḥavath ’Ilan Street is that it is not a street in the normal sense of the term.  It is essentially a long, thin parking lot with other parking lots attached to it.

An attempt at decorating dead space at the end of Raḥavath ’Ilan Street, possibly with Japanese influence.

This weird, spiky plant may be from Mars.

In Giv‘ath Shemu’el and neighboring towns, there are a lot of citrus fruits, such as these oranges, growing out on the streets and in people’s yards.

Alien seedpods.  No way these could be from Earth.

These spherical things on the ground were left here in an attempt to attract Pac-Man.

That white paint is the latest fashion in tree makeup.  Notice the peer pressure.

Notice the alien plant.  I have seen many of these glowing in the dark.

More Pac-Man bait.

Whoever laid out the streets has an interesting sense of humor.

Enjoy and share the weirdness.


PS:  I am somehow getting a vision of a caption contest, so please feel free to leave comments with original (mis)interpretations of any of the photos in this series.

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