Sometimes things present themselves to you in your everyday life, and you have to capture the moment. I was walking in the park in Ramat Bet Shemesh – it’s actually a large green inner-city park in the mostly anglo-franco neighborhood of Bet Shemesh. Pointing my camera at one of the insides of a pergola this interesting (and familiar) shape came to me. By the way, Ramat Bet Shemesh is almost entirely an (ultra) orthodox Jewish community.
Ramat Bet Shemesh has been in the news as of late. Most of the news is not so great. There are some extremists disguising themselves as ultra-orthodox. These folks seem to have nothing better to do than throw stones at passer-bys on the Sabbath. They are quite busy sometimes during the week as well. Here’s a NY Times article on Ramat Bet Shemesh