Sunday, September 2, 2012

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #40

Welcome back to your favorite little architectural meme!
We are truly blessed to live at 960 meters above sea level. Our summers are far cooler, breezier, and less humid than those of our friends in Tel Aviv and anywhere along the coast, and we're very happy with it that way! That said, if we ever want to go to the beach, the closest one is about an hour's drive away. It's the one thing that's a bit annoying - how can we live in a coastal Mediterranean country, and not be near the beach? But then I open the window and breathe the cool sweet air, and realize that having a nice breeze 365 days a year far outweighs the close proximity of a beach...

Anyway, I didn't mean for this to be such a long introduction. The point is, when we do go to the beach, we generally like going to the one in Ashdod. It's close (only 55 minutes away), clean, not too packed, and has free parking and showers. What else could we need? Every time I drive there, the road seems to have changed a little bit, and I'm always comforted when at last we find this funky building - which means we've arrived at our destination at last. Get ready - it's an interesting one:
Doesn't it look like something out of an Aladdin movie? Or Disneyworld? And yet that's where we park - one minute behind this building is spacious, gorgeous blue sea. Well, during the daytime, anyway... Isn't it funny?

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Ralph said...

I would like cooler days in the mountains instead of heat by the beach. Of course, USA temperatures and humidity are more than in your neighborhood. So after a warmer than usual summer, I may be a bit envious of tour cooler days :)

Nice building, the shape wonderful, the colored lighting stylish and the window coverings very cool!

Patti said...

It does look like it came from a movie set! Like there is nothing behind the facade.

I cheated a little with my great architecture.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

It certainly does look like something Aladdin would live in! I like the funky lighting effects too.

LindyLouMac said...

How pretty the building looks at night.

Merisi in Vienna said...

Such elaborate iron work, beautiful!