Friday, May 18, 2012

Menaḥem Beghin Avenue

Jewish date:  26 ’Iyyar 5772 (Parashath Beḥuqqothay).

Today’s event:  International Museum Day.


Today’s street of interest in my series on Giv‘ath Shemu’el is Menaḥem Beghin Avenue.  As before, descriptions may be deliberately inaccurate for entertainment purposes and should not be taken too seriously.

Notice the scarf.  This is a well-dressed recycling bin.

A gang of Intefe robots standing around outside of a building.

The owner of the tree on the left, deciding it deserved publicity, gave it its own spotlight.

A very young Intefe robot standing next to a robothole cover.

A traffic circle where the architect has provided running water.  (In a country as arid as Israel, please do not ask me to explain that.)

Giv‘ath Shemu’el boasts a population of multicolored tortoises.

And enormous beetles.

And enormous snails, though these are usually only active during the rainy season.

Another tortoise.

Another beetle.  Many of these unusual creatures frequent Giv‘ath Shemu’el’s playgrounds.

I think these are giant burrowing snakes, but I am not sure about it.

Another fancy traffic circle.

Two Intefe robots standing out by the curb.

Yet another traffic circle.  (Menaḥem Beghin is a long street.)

Two small cypress trees near the local mall.

Electrical box art featuring one of those cypress trees and some buildings by the sea.  I think.

A silicon-based life-form known as a Baz.  This one is in a rotten mood and tried to chase me after I took his/her picture.

A mysterious passage to the Bazes’ home planet.  The Baz went down this passage after it decided it had no chance of catching me.

Yet another traffic circle.

An empty lot next to the local mall, in which people commonly burn things on ‘Erev Pesaḥ (Passover Eve) and Lagh ba‘Omer.

A young Intefe robot wearing a hat.

A cyborgized tree.  The cables actually glow in the dark.

Enjoy, share the weirdness, and Shabbath shalom.


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