central bus station

Israel Gothic
  • A few kilometers outside Jerusalem there’s a stretch of land where they used to sacrifice children to Moloch. Now half of it is a refugee camp, and the other half is an army basic training camp.
  • A rising sound comes from outside. You tense, but it’s only a missile alarm. On your way to the safe room, you breathe a sigh of relief.
  • It’s Yom Kipur, and the roads are empty. All is quiet except for the chime of a bike behind you, growing more and more insistent.
  • “Where is line 18?” You ask the kiosk salesman in Tel Aviv central bus station. “One floor up,” he tells you. He told you the same on the last floor, and five floors before that.
  • “Was there a boom?” Everyone crowds in the stairway as the missile alarm fades. “Was there a boom?” they ask one another. Muted thuds come from outside. Everyone untense, smile and nod at one another, start going home as outside the screaming begins.
  • On the Eve of Day of Remembrance, a one minute alarm sounds. That’s for practice. There’s another on Day of Remembrance, and then you stand at attention, bow your head, and for your own sake, you keep your eyes closed.
  • Except for you, everyone in your workplace served in the army with the manager. Whenever you come in, conversation stops, and they give you awkward, close-lipped smiles.
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       Singing Israel’s Anthem at Terror Scene in Jerusalem              

Dozens of defiant Jerusalemites and Israeli commuters united in defiance of Arab terrorism outside Jerusalem’s central bus station Wednesday night, following the latest stabbing attack in the capital which left an elderly woman seriously injured. 

The crowd - made up of religious and secular, young and old - spontaneously gathered to sing Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah (“The Hope”) in an inspiring show of unity in the face of the ongoing wave of terrorism.

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Jerusalem bus bombing injures 31

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From The Atlantic’s Spotlight series, “Brasilia’s 1,000,000 Person Orchestra:”

Nearly one million people pass through Rodoviária do Plano Piloto’s corridors daily, connecting the wealthy urban center with the less prosperous regions surrounding it. “It’s a place where two worlds mix—people both from the lower-class satellite towns and from the affluent blocks within Plano Piloto,” photographer Gustavo Minas said.

For more incredible photos from Gustavo Minas of Brasilia’s Rodoviária, view the full story.

Perspectiva para una nuevo Estacion Central de Autotransportes (hoy Central de Autobuses de Tulancingo), Los Pinos, Tulancingo, Hidalgo, México 1963

Arqs. Jorge Castro Reguera y Mario Lozana M.

Perspective drawing of a new Central Bus Station (today Central de Autobuses de Tulancingo), Los Pinos, Tulancingo, Hidalgo Mexico 1963