Monday, August 31, 2009

Do these count as rubies?

We were at the sculpture garden in Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo yesterday with the kids, enjoying one of the last days of vacation. They have lots of these cool mosaic-covered climbing-things shaped almost like animals - well, it's kind of hard to describe in words, but quite unique, and quite gorgeous. There's a bunch of red in them, so I thought maybe I could post these for Ruby Tuesday - here's a shot of a whole one, and another close up of one of the mosaic bits:


We really enjoyed them - how pretty!

Don't forget: On Tuesdays, just post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED and then link to this blog. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

20 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

They look very kid-friendly. I bet the kids think they are very cool.

ilanadavita said...

Very cheerful sculptures. Nice shots, especially the second one!

DrSavta said...

Yes, they are bright and cheerful! We have a new sculpture like that still under construction up our block in Modi'in. There's a completed one in another section of town. I think they are wonderful. One of the things I love about Israel is the lovely gardens and parks designed for families.

Norm said...

cute place for kids, I sure all kids love that friendly place..

Patti said...

Very artistic play area. I love the mosaics.

The name of your blog is wonderful. I feel the same way ;-)

Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Carletta said...

These are wonderful and unique!
The closeup looks like Millefiori glass beads.
Nice shots.

Auntie E said...

oh yeah, they are rubes indeed.

Ralph said...

Ruby Tuesday means red, lots or little. These sculptures are perfect, and I have taken more liberty in describing 'ruby'. A fine post, and happy Ruby Tuesday!

Ladynred said...

Yes lots of red! Very colorful sculpture!

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice Rubies!!!

Melli said...

I definitely think they are delightful rubies! The more I see of Israel, the more I really REALLY want to visit there...

toby said...

Thanks for coming by, everyone! I'm glad that I qualified in the end :)

Look me up if you're ever in the neighborhood!

Robin said...

Those are so happy looking. Are they permanently roped off? They look like they'd be so much fun for kids. Speaking of which, I haven't taken my kids to the Israel Museum in years, I'll have to rectify that this winter...

toby said...

Hi Robin! These are at the zoo, not the Israel Museum, although I actually have some photos from the sculptures there too - thanks for reminding me!
Most of the climbing things at the zoo are not roped off - just a few (maybe they're more delicate? I don't know). But the photos I took of the others all have my smiling kids on them, and I still haven't decided where I stand on putting pics of my kids online... if anyone out there would like to offer advice on this topic, I'm all ears!

marian said...

what fab sculptures..i love mosaic art

Becca said...

Great pics, such bright colors :)

The Cunning Runt said...

They look Ruboid to me!

Cool pics of an interesting place. :)

Regina said...

Great shots.

Chany said...

Ruby gracias por tu pronta visita, me llamo Chana Tzera soy nieta de Judíos sefaradí, mis abuelos emigraron de España a la Argentina, un pueblo de Córdoba donde no hay sinagoga ni colectividad, pero yo Después me vine a estudiar a y la capital: ADSL Con la colectividad, pero siempre me quedo el hambre de saber, hay tantas cosas que no viví y que no se de la vida en comunidad, que me da verguenza, una veces más quiero preguntar, Peo no quiero ser pesada, me encantaría que me cuentes cosas de allá, mi sueño es a vivir allá Cuando mis hijos sean grandes, Porque ellos no quieren ir, pero deseo pasar mi vejez allá, bueno perdona que te cuente tantas cosas, un abrazo, Shalom. Chany .-

toby said...

¡Hola Chany! ¡Yo no sé si comprendo todo que usted escribió, pero todas mis fotos son de Israel, así que vienen tiempo de ver más!

Disfruto de su blog y vendré y veré lo que usted hace.

¡Gracias otra vez!
-Toby