In Tucson, Arizona, I was fascinated by the street art, mostly because it existed. This city, which kept on surprising me, had small drawings, images, colors spread across its streets and highways. It wasn’t until I returned to Israel that I realized the full impact of travel: Bits of paint were spread around my hometown, Netanya, as well, encouraging of the daily, fatigued eye to pay attention, celebrating the sports and beaches this town is known for. As my eyes awoke, they discovered that, in Netanya, the paint celebrates life on cabinets that are responsible for light when the sun sets: electricity cabinets.
Sometimes sports are more fun if you leave your shoes behind on the cabinet, I guess….
For some reason, there seems to be plenty of cabinets featuring my favorite kind of weather – a snowy weather!
While these cabinets do feature physical activity, this activity has nothing to do with the almost-always warm, even humid in summers, Netanya.
It was fun seeing snow in Netanya, even if only on electricity cabinets. It was sad, however, to be unable to find clear images of women and women’s faces. They do exist, I saw one or two I wasn’t able to photograph, yet the gender representation is apparently not equal in the neighborhoods I visited. Hopefully, I’ll get to visit other neighborhoods at a different time and see if I can find something different.
If, for some reason, you do not believe these are true electricity cabinets – I brought proof: an open cabinet from left, center and right!
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What’s the most surprising art your hometown has to offer?