Images of Passover Zombieland
April 26, 2011 by Irène Sharon Hodes
The food I make at work. Except I improvised for a friend. I think this is prettier.
This holiday week was far too long. Far, far too long. No, I didn’t have a holiday. I worked throughout the festival of freedom. C’est la vie. Frankly, although I was a little pissed about it all, I think I managed to be adult. I did holiday-esque things. I met up with friends. Many of them. Spent quality time catching up, drinking at cafes, taking long walks through interesting neighborhoods. I got career advice, had girl talk, shared some meals, breathed fresh air. I forced myself to start reading a non-fiction book. I even managed to clean a large portion of my house.
But I still felt, and continue to feel, like a zombie. For your viewing pleasure, images from my sleepwalking zombie Passover week.
Came upon a small, fascinating neighborhood. Maybe called the American Colony. Between Jaffa and Florentine. Lots of 19th century European and American buildings, getting renovated, a lovely church, and new condos, like this, being built. Notice the lower floors have a sort of stone finish & wooden shutters. I think it's sort of awesome.
The older buildings and the church in the distance. So lovely there. And so expensive.
Tiny hut from bygone years. In the middle of vast gentrification.
I never noticed this mural before. It's blurry, but you can make out a scene from the 1920's, a car, a horse, people. I doubt it was painted in the 20s, but I doubt even more that the convenience market put it there. Corner of Dizengoff and Esther HaMalka.
I LOVE this kind of car. It's a Subaru. Like a mad scientist's hybrid between a compact car and a pickup truck. Only Subaru, makers of safe and awesome, yet some of the world's ugliest cars. I was told by a friend that this model has the highest theft rate in Israel. Don't know if it's true, but the evidence is compelling. The Subaru is rugged and useful yet small and efficient. Bedouins use them all over the Negev desert. Oh - here's a punchline - the owners are too embarrassed to report their cars missing, as they would have to admit they actually chose to drive one of these! Badumdum. Oh well. Congratulations Subaru: the car of choice amongst Israeli auto thieves!
For one night, and one night only, ladies and gents, may I present, "used Korean car"!
Oh, no, a falling cow!
Oh, no, a falling cow AND a falling turtle!
By far the cutest cup of tea I have ever had, drunk with some great friends.