Looking up

Looking up in Ramat Gan
Looking up

I was wondering around my usual haunt at lunchtime today and looked up and thought how spectacular the view was. It took a few moments for the right neurons to fire before I took out my camera and started shooting.

I’ll share my DSLR photos soon. In the meantime, here is a preview.

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Tall buildings fascinate me for some reason

Tall buildings catching the winter sun

Lately, tall buildings fascinate me and I have been photographing them more. I make a point of going out during my lunchtime to walk around and take a breather from the office. I usually wind up walking around Moshe Schnitzer Square in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv.

Moshe Schnitzer Square

There are a number of tall buildings in the area and I love how the light reflects off the buildings onto each other and the area around them at different times of the day.

Tall, glassy buildings and whispy clouds

Lately I seem to be taking more photos of these buildings on sunny days. The colours of the reflections can be mesmerising, particularly because these buildings often have glassy facades.

Tall, glassy buildings and whispy clouds

Tall glassy building

I also love trying to capture different perspectives of the buildings themselves, even though I am somewhat limited from my ground level vantage point. The Square also hosts quite a variety of building styles in close proximity and the contrasts can be pretty interesting too.

Tall glassy building

I turned my camera to another set of buildings I hadn’t paid much attention to previously. For some reason, they just really stood out to me against the cold, winter sky.

Tall glassy building

I’m sure I’ll only add to these collections over time.

The girl on a wall

Every workday morning, for about a year, I saw this girl on a wall as I exited the Tel Aviv Central train station in Ramat Gan.

I found her captivating and kept promising myself that I would take photos of her for my collection. I never did it and then my previous employer relocated to Tel Aviv and an earlier train station.

As you may know, I have since left imonomy and I have joined InboundJunction which is based in Ramat Gan, one road away from imonomy’s old offices. I’ve been carrying my camera to work and when I have gone out to lunch so I decided to take those photos I’d been planning to take when I was last in Ramat Gan.

Girl on the wall

I took a walk down to the street corner facing the mural and shot a few photos. I was hoping to capture a pedestrian passing it. I only noticed when I arrived there that the pavement doesn’t run past the mural to connect with the pavement higher up the road so pedestrians cross the road before they reach the mural.

Either way, I’m glad I finally took a few photos of the girl on a wall.

The mural seems to be the work of an Israeli artist who goes by the name Pilpeled. The work is characterised by fairly dark illustrations.

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I don’t know much about HP Lovecraft but when I imagine what Lovecraft’s worlds may be like, I imagine something pretty close to Pilpeled’s designs. Just comparing the mural of the girl to Pilpeled’s other work, she seems pretty tame although just as captivating.

Ground level vertigo

Isn’t it weird how you have that experience of vertigo looking up at a really tall building from the ground?

I sat beneath this building and had my lunch today and couldn’t quite shake this feeling. When I turned to take these photos, I felt like I was about to fall. Our bodies have really interesting responses to things in our physical environment!