photographs by Nino Shaye Weiss
THIS is a land where milk and honey are said to be flowing since the beginning of time. These are miracles for the religious—supernatural or unexplainable phenomena— and wonders for those who understand the world as still adhering to natural rules. Wonderland’s inhabitants are wonderful people, in a land taken from a book, a country which for some time had no exact location, where all things illogical exist and even madness is encouraged. Here are some pieces from a puzzle that constitute a home:
Metall worker’s shop in Tel Aviv Shutters with pigeons A child with iron window grill Window grill with exhaustion pipes Tsibi Geva’s project for the Israeli Pavilion at the 56th Bienale di Venezia Tsibi Geva’s project for the Israeli Pavilion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia “Wonderland” Shutters of a balcony in a Tel Aviv suburb Shutters of a balcony in a Tel Aviv suburb (closed) Dolphinarium discotheque massacre vicinity Bomb shelter with red bicycle in a Tel Aviv suburb Russian photographer facing the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) Newspaper clipping (2009) Wall at Rachel’s Tomb in Hebron My shadow on the Tel Aviv promenade Cooling view in Jerusalem Puzzled cooling in Jerusalem Workers at Moshe’s Construction site in a Tel Aviv suburb Goldfish in Tel Aviv Goldfish in Tel Aviv (2) Goldfish in Tel Aviv (3) Goldfish in Tel Aviv (4) Bnei Brak street view Bnei Brak street view (2) Chuppah (canopy) on a roof in Ramat Gan The bride arrives for the chuppah (canopy) on a roof in Ramat Gan The Rachmastrivka Rebbe giving a bracha (blessing) to the father of the bridegroom Lightning the candles for Shabbos (the Sabbath) Outdoor air conditioning system for the Vizhnitz sukkah (temporary hut) in Bnei Brak Outdoor air conditioning system for the Vizhnitz sukkah (temporary hut) in Bnei Brak (detail) Outdoor air conditioning system for the Vizhnitz sukkah (temporary hut) in Bnei Brak (detail 2) Legs with mattresses and pole Greens growing on utility poles and lines Greens growing on utility poles and lines (2) Greens growing on utility poles and lines (3) Home with tree and bicycle Katz’s pastry shop on Rabbi Akiva street in Bnei Brak Oranges in Tel Aviv Utility lines along the Highway Masada with flag of Israel and Yam HaMelach (Dead Sea) Netanya’s northern outskirts with the kosher beach Diamond exchange district in Ramat Gan Building annexe made out of shutters Share if you care!