Horses, Traffic Circles and NaBloPoMo

Koblenz Traffic Circle

I decided to join Phyllis and Robin (and Baila!) on NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) where you post every day for the month. I’m a day late, but never mind. In addition to my usual topics, I will be sharing pictures from around town. Petach Tikva is full of modern artwork, some good and some notoriously bad. I’ll be focusing on the traffic circles, each of which has a unique sculpture or landscaping.

The traffic circle featured above shows two examples from the exhibit of horses in honor of Petach Tikva’s 125th birthday. They appear in one of the newer neighborhoods, Kfar Ganim Gimmel. Tell me, is it only Israelis who name new developments with numbers?

The traffic circle is in honor of the “twinning” of Petach Tikva with Koblenz, Germany. Petach Tikva has many sister cities including Chicago, which even has a street named after it.

Occasionally taxpayers complain when the mayor decides to visit one of these sister cities. The traffic, though, is in both directions.

IMG_6355Koblenz HorseUm, the blue one is Koblenz I think.

I’ve written about traffic circles before:

On Hoopoes, Black Cats and Duodecagons I’ll be posting a picture of the updated sculpture.

“Ma,We Live in a Slum” The dangerous intersection I wrote about is now a sodden, muddy mess.

See you tomorrow!


  1. Were you referring to this: in your post title?

    • mominisrael says

      Okay, the paragraph is back and I included Baila. Come on, Abbi, join us! I should do it at CookingManager too.

  2. I’ve also joined up for Nablopomo! Now I better go post something…

  3. mominisrael says

    I think I left out a whole paragraph of this post Abbi. LOL.

  4. I think I would beg off from NaBloPoMo even if asked; we’ve got NaNoWriMo going on in my house though…

  5. “is it only Israelis who name new developments with numbers?”

    imagine how many fights this prevents

  6. But is there a Kfar Ganim Bet, or does it go straight to gimel???

  7. mominisrael says

    Tesyaa, who’s doing that?
    LOZ: I know someone who sits on the committee for naming streets.
    Keren: Yes, there’s a bet. But Gimel is larger than aleph and bet combined.

  8. I’m currently waiting for the confirmation email that will tell me I have joined too! Good job I posted yesterday and the day before. Nice shots btw.

  9. Daughter is doing NaNoWriMo and she thinks NaBloPoMo is the biggest ripoff (just passing along her sentiments)

  10. I-D, great! Shouldn’t be hard for you.
    LOL Tesyaa.

  11. Tesyaa, and what does she think about your blog?

  12. She’s not so interested, but her next youngest sister (age 13) reads my new posts almost as quickly as I put them up. She’ll tell me if she thinks it’s a good post or not. My blog is personal so she’s usually familiar with what I’m blogging about, and I think she enjoys it.

    The older one – who is the novel writer – is self-absorbed, which isn’t to say selfish. She’ll occasionally look at my blog without much comment. She’s just interested in her own thing, which is mainly writing fantasy fiction and playing mafia online.