Friday, July 13, 2012

“HashShaḥar Street”

Jewish date:  23 Tammuz 5772 (Parashath Pineḥas).

Today’s event:  Embrace Your Geekness Day.


Continuing the series on Giv‘ath Shemu’el, today’s street of interest is HashShaḥar (Dawn) Street.  As usual, descriptions of pictures may be wildly inaccurate for the sake of entertainment.

There are two things unusual about HashShaḥar Street, neither of which is visible in your humble blogger’s pictures.

The first is it is on the west side of the city and, in fact, connects the city with the highway between it and Bene Beraq.  However, the Sun always rises in the east.  Not really a good fit.

The other unusual thing is that the street arguably does not exist.  If one checks the map on Giv‘ath Shemu’el’s official site, one will find a street marked HashShaḥar between the highway and the Giv‘ath Shemu’el Interchange on one side and Qadhesh Campaign and Ben Guryon on the other.  But if one actually goes to this segment of street, one will find no sign that it is a separate street from Qadhesh Campaign.  Not only are there no signs announcing the street name, but not even the buildings list the street name.

OK, there’s some religious graffiti, but that is more of a topic for Divine Misconceptions than this blog.

Just some street connecting the city and the highway.

OK, there is the name of the city, but not the name of the street.  The sign with the red lettering is a no-parking sign.

And there is some Pac-Man bait here, too.  The idea is to get the Pac-Men to follow the bait and head out of town.

Enjoy, share the weirdness, and Shabbath shalom.

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