Monday, June 18, 2012

Ha’Arazim Street

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Continuing the series on Giv‘ath Shemu’el, today’s street of interest is Ha’Arazim (Cedar) Street, which stretches from ’Oranim Street (the street with the fake plant and Yale envy) to ’Allonim Street (the street with the Smurf houses which gets an unusually large number of hits in this series).  As usual, descriptions may be inaccurate for your amusement.

A playground on Ha’Arazim Street.

I get the impression that a child sits in this and spins around until he/she gets dizzy.  I am not sure why.

One of our giant beetles and the rarely seen Giv‘ath Shemu’el giant terrestrial goldfish.  These shy creatures, despite their great size and lack of legs, can move surprisingly quickly and tend to squirm away whenever photographers get too close.  I attempted to lure this one closer with rugelakh, but it refused to take the bait, jumped the fence, and squirmed down the street.

A tree house.  The giant terrestrial goldfish tried hiding here, but when I found it, it climbed out on a branch, jumped over my head, landed on a greenery-covered median, and hitched a ride out of town.

A local bird and miniature sheep, showing off their flowers and laughing at me.  They claimed that that goldfish pulls stunts like this all the time.

Enjoy and share the weirdness.


Updated at 3:10 PM to fix a typo.  Sorry about that.

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