Saturday, May 14, 2016

Israel Museum 1430

I'm at the Israel Museum, the country's largest museum and home to a world class collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, archeology, the oldest bible in the world, the oldest sculpture in the world and all of the usual educational buildings. The Children's Wing is the best museum for children I've ever seen.

It's still Shabbat until sundown, so it's not crowded here at all. There are a lot of soldiers, but it's their day off too, and they get in for free.

So far, I've seen art by Rembrandt, van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Pissarro, Chagall, Goya, C├ęzanne, Gauguin and Kandinsky.

Most of the art is indoors, but there's also a large art garden and a scale model of Jerusalem's Old City from the year 66, featuring the Second Temple. Whoever made it did a pretty good job.

It looks something like this:

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