Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's a one of these

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I'm not quite sure what it is either, other than to say that it's a detail from a blue one of these (mucked around with a bit by me):
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Whatever it is I liked its shape, it's got great lines. There were several of them, in various colors, scattered around the Dead Sea's Ein Bokek beach. Looking at them, they appear to be air vents, but for what I'm not sure. Maybe a bomb shelter? (Standard issue everywhere in Israel, no big deal, though usually they don't come with sculpted vent hoods.)
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30 comments:

Rafael said...

wow its shape really is interesting!

Titanium said...

Beautiful colors and lines... so graceful, so calm.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Hi, Robin

Regardless of what they are, I agree with you about the interesting shapes and lines. Had I been there, I would have wanted to photograph them also. I love the blue color. And is the other silver?

Thom said...

First thing I saw was a swan. I love these

Mimi said...

I thought of a sea horse!
Cool air vent, and I love the colour!

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

In the blue, it looks very Seuss-like.

Love it.

caite said...

well, they are very cool and very sculptural for something that is 'useful'.
love that blue one especially..lovely.

Stan said...

It's actually kind of cool to see something functional turn into art, assuming they are air vents that is. Someone down there by the Dead Sea has a live imagination.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What ever they are they are stunning. How interesting if they are beautiful bomb shelter air vents. Here they would be government funded “public art”.

cat said...

Wow, that's cool!

Beth F said...

That's beautiful! You took this from just the right angle.

moneythoughts said...

Definitely neat in appearance with such clean lines.

I am Harriet said...

I would love to go there to see it.
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catsynth said...

Great shapes, abstract but also curved as if to represent waves in the water. Is it part of an installation along the beach?

Daryl said...

And you thought the topiary on mine was weird? :-)

Yaelian said...

What a great shape,like a bird.And the colour is beautiful too!

Christie@MommyDrinksBecauseYouCry said...

Amazing. You should give photoshop tutorials because I would love to learn how to edit like that!

Sandy said...

yes, very Seuss-like, love the color.

Brenda said...

A blog from Tel Aviv. . . I'll have to stop by more often!

Regina said...

Great photos Robin.

Leora said...

I think it's very cool. I especially like your blue "mucked up" one.

I was at Rutgers on Monday, on the engineering campus, and we decided that strange sculptures help you remember where you are. Especially if you are in a place where everything looks the same (can't say that's true of the Dead Sea area).

Mojo said...

Uh, yeah I don't know what it is either but I love what you did with it!

Rob Inukshuk said...

I like both images, the air vent makes me think of an Elephant, your interesting version is fascinating - love the colours. Photoshop or painted?

Robin said...

Both :) - it is in fact a blue "whatever" similar to the gold (or is it silver, it's hard to tell in that light) one, but the background that day was actually a pure white sky full of dust and haze. I toned down the shine of the blue as well, it was a bit blinding in the sun.

Jew Wishes said...

What intriguing shapes and forms. I like the photos and the fact that we can let our imaginations run wild as to what they represent. Lovely.

kaye said...

It would make a great wall hanging

Zen said...

Hi Robin. Your comment about bomb shelters leads me to this question that I've been meaning to ask you for a long time: On the news we hear so much about the war raging in Israel - doesn't it effect you in any way?

moorebloglife said...

Your shot makes it look like modern art in an exhibit Robin, just beautiful!

Patti said...

Interesting! The first sculpture reminds me of a dolphin.

I'm glad I made you smile with my yard art ;-)

maryt/theteach said...

I love what you sis with it, Robin! :)