Sunday, April 8, 2007

Interesting Architecture

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I found this building in Jaffa. Isn't it interesting?

10 comments:

James said...

Very nice architecture. The person who designed it knew what he/she was doing. The order is Ionic and the diameter of the columns to the height of the column shaft appears to be 1:8, exactly correct for Ionic columns. The entablature is also bang on for the Ionic.
Thanks for your visit...wish I had palm trees.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the photo. It looks like an old Greek or Roman facade stuck on the front entrance of a modern building. Is that how it was done?

Dsole said...

mmm... I think there is a window with no room behind it?
have a nice sunday!

Glenn Standish said...

Yes that really is an interesting building. Looks like they've forgotten to add the last floor!!! ;-) Thanks for dropping by at ToruĊ„ Daily Photo! Happy Easter!

blueboat said...

It is interesting - and odd!- it reminds me of one of those wild west streets from the movies - just the front elevation of shopfronts and houses, held up by scaffolding at the back!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yes, that is an interesting building. What is it?

Chuckeroon said...

Hi, Mandi....Deer are up, at last. Sorry you had to wait.

Gail's Man said...

What's happening on the second floor?

RUTH said...

So strange to have a window but no room behind it.

yudit said...

It's a tiny part (recently renovated) of the "new" seraya building constructed in the late 19th century for the Ottoman rulers. It stopped being used as a municipality building, after the construction of the "new" municipality in what is now the welfare office, at Jerusalem (Nouzha) Boulevard.
The building then became a soup kitchen for the poor.
It was bombed by the Jewish underground just before the independence of the State of Israel. Some say because snipers used its high roof in order to shoot into Tel Aviv, others state it was done as an act of hate against the Arab population of Jaffa.
Most of the neoclassical building (which was much larger, this was the southern part of it) was destroyed.
The remaining part was renovated a year ago.