Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A great afternoon at the Museum

Menucha left at 6:30 this morning for her yearly class trip. They are going up north to all kinds of beautiful places. Since she is only coming back late tonight, my husband and I decided to go out for the afternoon. We picked the Israel Museum, not knowing that the main museum is under construction and only certain exhibits are open.

This building is probably the part of the museum most familiar to those who have been there--the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. This white structure is such an unusual shape, unlike any other in the world. It is modeled after the caps of the tubes the scrolls were found in.
In the background, you can see a crane, one of the many in Jerusalem--there is always lots of building going on here, as there is a housing shortage and new homes are constantly being built.
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1 comment:

Blogless me said...

Absolutely fascinating architecture! Are these olive trees surrounding the museum?