Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Mosaic That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Shalom Yeladim:

You know that I'm spending this summer on a nature tour of Israel. That doesn't mean I don't take time out for art. Sometimes it goes hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to mosaics. We are a land of rare mosaics often  unearthed by archaeologists.

Have a look at this one.

It was found in Tzippori -- a small city sitting on a hill in the Lower Galilee.

Take a look at another mosaic. This one was discovered in the city of Lod, which is not far from Ben Gurion Airport.

You get the picture? Mosaics are part of our landscape. They don't always have to be ancient and they're not always dug up by archaeologists. The city of Netanya just created the world's largest sock mosaic. Sounds unbelievable, but have a look and think twice about throwing away socks with holes.
Hmm....a sock mosaic. That could make for a good summer activity!
Have fun!

Tziporri mosaic photo credit

Lod mosaic photo credit

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