Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Har Hotzvim Industrial Area
This morning I had a job in a factory at the Har Hotzvim Industrial Area, in Jerusalem, near the Haredi (pious) neighborhoods of Kyriat Sanz and Kyriat Belz. Very modern, like the new industrial areas being built in China. The factories are not the "diabolical mills" of 19th Century England, but I saw people working like ants in badly lighted underground halls, under an unholy mess of water, sewage, gas, electricity etc. piping and conduits. Everything connected ad hoc in the high, leaking. The pic shows one of the pretentious buildings, our architects are dreaming up impressive facades but oblivious to infrastructure.