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Walls in the Muslim Quarter

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 29, 2015

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Oh the Signs, They Are A-Changing….

Posted by Avital Pinnick on May 28, 2013

NDS becomes Cisco

The end of an era…. The NDS sign came down and the Cisco sign went up. The full photoset is on Flickr.

The process took a lot longer than I expected. The guy who was directing the crew said it would take about an hour. In reality, it took most of the day, starting at 10:30 and finishing around 5:30.

NDS becomes Cisco

NDS becomes Cisco

The man standing on the van in the background is one of the workmen. The one in front works in maintenance and phoned me during the day to let me know when new things were being done on the sign.

NDS becomes Cisco

The old logo looks rather sad and weatherbeaten!

NDS becomes Cisco

NDS becomes Cisco

The sign is being installed just below the 6th floor balcony.

NDS becomes Cisco

I held my camera over the railing to get this shot.

NDS becomes Cisco

NDS becomes Cisco

Three hands are better than two. (I never ceased to be amazed by the quality of digital cameras these days. This photo was taken six floors below and cropped.)

NDS becomes Cisco

Connecting the electrical wires:

NDS becomes Cisco

NDS becomes Cisco

At the end of the day:

NDS becomes Cisco

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Damaged CityPass Posters: Who Do I Call?

Posted by Avital Pinnick on March 29, 2012

CitiPass Poster, Central Bus Station

These photographs were all taken on March 27, 2012. When I photographed these CityPass posters, I was only trying to confirm that all the posters were in Hebrew. So I don’t have a complete set of all four posters (one at each shelter) of the Central Bus Station. I only have photos of three of the four. I noticed, after I looked at the photos, that the two posters in the busiest locations had the contact information obscured.

The poster above is on the side of the Central Bus Station, closest to the center of Jerusalem. You can see the main entrance of the bus station on the right. Someone has inserted tickets under the glass to cover the URL and phone number.

The poster below (opposite the one above) has been pulled out of the frame by its lower right corner and tickets have been inserted under the glass. This poster was photographed by the pathway that leads to Binyanei haUma. You can see the underground rail construction site on the right.

CitiPass Poster, Central Bus Station

This is an undamaged poster, photographed below, at the shelter closest to Center One.

Undamaged CityPass Poster, Central Bus Station

This is the  location of the shelter with the undamaged poster, just beyond the empty sign posts — sign posts that could have been used for Arabic, English, or Russian posters.

Jerusalem Light Rail, Central Bus Station

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Garbage Truck: “Do not work on running organs”

Posted by Avital Pinnick on October 6, 2011

Garbage truck signs in Israel

I first spotted this sign on our local garbage trucks (in Maale Adumim) a few weeks ago, while traveling by minibus to work. We were moving too fast in the opposite direction for me to photograph it, so I made a mental note to watch out for garbage trucks. This morning I heard a garbage truck emptying the bin at the bottom of the drive. I ran down, dashed across the street, and fired off a few frames.

Israeli garbage truck: "Do not work on running organs"

It’s interesting that the sign does not appear in Hebrew, only in English with a pictogram. I’m guessing that it means you’re not supposed to make adjustments to the internal mechanical parts while the motor is running. It reminds me of “ever min ha-chai,” the prohibition against eating part of animal while it’s still alive. 🙂

Someone pointed out that the second sign, “Do not open the machine while running,” is also open to creative interpretation! Does anyone know where these signs come from? Are they even Israeli?

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