Foto Friday – Footprints

July 31, 2009 - 11:30 PM by

Sometimes it’s good to take a moment and see Israel from a different vantage point. In summer if you look down, for instance, you’re very likely to see “balatot” — the ubiquitous light limestone floor tile — plus a variety of fun footwear that takes you from work to the beach and back again.


A trip to the Dead Sea affords another type of shoe, suited to mud baths and salt water.


Which is different to what you’d wear to snap some sidewalk graffiti while walking up and down Rothschild Boulevard at Tel Aviv’s Laila Lavan all-night street fair. (This takeoff on the Peace Now logo says “Shalit Now” in reference to captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit).


And sometimes a girl needs to take a rest from those heels at a sidewalk pub (note the Ackerstein paving blocks so typical of Tel Aviv).


A little culture never hurt.


Though these shoes might — especially the price. (Three thousand-plus shekels!)


Thank goodness, at the end of the day, there’s a place to relax on the edge of the Med.


PR woman Efrat Gurman is a consummate media professional who’s made a career out of positioning things differently. She’s a colleague and friend to photographers and in her few spare moments, snaps pictures of her own, mostly of of things that interest her – or that she makes interesting. For more of her “Footprints” series click here.


5 Comments on Foto Friday – Footprints

  1. andrei peri on Sat, Aug 1st 2009 8:20 AM
  2. i fell in love with your uncle’s Zvi painting of the yarkon and I took the liberty of using them to illustrate my own nostalgia. Pls tell me if it is ok with you.
    Andrei Peri
    see this link:–/myrowing

  3. andrei peri on Sat, Aug 1st 2009 8:21 AM
  4. by the way they point back to your post.

  5. faye bittker on Mon, Aug 3rd 2009 5:19 AM
  6. I love it. these boots were made for walking!

  7. parke on Tue, Sep 28th 2010 12:46 AM
  8. I was searching about this issue everywhere,I was really curious about this…Really big thanks.I am thinking to buy parquet products for my house floor, but i didnt decided where to buy.I will always looking for your new articles.Farewell, Richard

    [...] Ah, sponja! How to explain the concept? To the outside observer, doing sponja may seem like taking a sopping wet rag, flinging it over a sponjador — a giant squeegee on a stick — and then flinging it madly back and forth across the endless surface of 20 cm by 20 cm balatot. [...]

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