Monday, May 7, 2012

Dawidh ’El‘azar Street

Jewish date:  15 ’Iyyar 5772 (Parashath Behar).

Today’s event:  International Tuba Day.


First, I would like to note that on this day in 2005 was the famous Time Traveler Convention at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, about which this blog hosts a special report posted in 2008.  If anyone reading this ever has access to a time machine, please consider attending this special event.

Now on to today’s segment on the streets of the town I live in, Giv‘ath Shemu’el.  Today’s street of interest is Dawidh ’El‘azar Street, which is on the western side of town.  As before, all descriptions may be inaccurate for the sake of entertainment.

These three characters are robots built by an alien race known as the Intefe (pronounced |ˈɪntə̩fə|).  There are rather a lot of these around Giv‘ath Shemu’el, and finding out why they are here is becoming one of the goals of this photography project.  Robots of this type mostly just stand around and maybe glow when you look at them.

On Dawidh ’El‘azar Street there is a playground called Gan haṭṬaf (“Child Garden”), which has some nice equipment.  The people who design playgrounds in Israel tend to have a lot of fun.
Although sometimes it is not clear what they have in mind.

I think one is supposed to sit it this and spin around.

This giant frog really enjoys this playground and lives in the “castle”.

One of Giv‘ath Shemu’el’s famous riding elephants.

One of our famous riding lions.  Only for the fearless who bring their own whip and chair.

The frog claimed this passage leads from Dawidh ’El‘azar Street to a magic land and suggested the Intefe were messing with the shape of spacetime.

Some pretty flowers the frog is particularly fond of, especially with a dragonfly vinaigrette.

Enjoy and share the weirdness.

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