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.

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

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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).

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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).

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A little culture never hurt.

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

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

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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.

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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: http://www.andreiperi-at.com/–/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

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