Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Yes, It's A Jerusalem Landmark, A New One
Looking at the Jerusalem String Bridge, designed by Calatrava...
In all honesty, it's not my taste, and I can't vouch for the safety of construction, but I certainly can't deny that from certain angles that bridge is WOW! It really dominates the Jerusalem landscape. Maybe one of the reasons is that it really is so incongruous. Yep, it's doesn't match.
Jerusalem is fully of visual ironies, and this is one of them for sure.
You can also call it the Olmert monument to... megalomania. Between the bridge and the light-rail, he won't be forgotten for a long time.