Thursday, May 17

something weird is going on

Right now a police helicopter has been hovering above my house for several minutes. A strong light beam circles our rooftops, apparently searching for something
What? Who? Why? Hell knows.
Most of my neighbours are out on their balconies, rooftops and the street. Nobody seems to know much.
Perhaps this will turn into a developing story...

So far, not really.
It costs over $1000 per hour to keep a helicopter in the air. That's a lot of money for the short funded Jaffa cops, so it must have been something major. But there isn't a thing about it in the papers or on the news sites.

It feels exposed, to stand on one's rooftop balcony in the focus of a blinding search light.




6 comments:

J.P. said...

There is something in the air tonight...............

To prevent future surprise a Bearcat scanner might useful.

yudit said...

I used to have one, when i was working as a news photographer. And now that i think of it, it must still be around somewhere.

Perdix said...

You have been a papparazzo?

yudit said...

paparazzA
yes, for a few years after i finished my photography studies. Although i did mostly documentary work rather than "hot news".
This was before the days of "celebs", which never ever was "my thing".

Perdix said...

Than what is a paparazzi, by the way, in my opinion the the paparaz/zo/za/zi and the "celeb" do have a mutual interest like parasites, both can not excist without the other.

What did you for example do to kill time while in the bushes or behind a hedge waiting for the most exposing "shot".

yudit said...

Never ever did that. Although i have waited for hours during rainy nights with strikers close to factory gates of enterprises about to be closed by their greedy owners. I've been shot at by boarder guard police (but not hit) when covering demonstrations in the occupied territories, i have been hit by angry ultra right wing Kahana demonstrators during a demonstration after a suicide bomb in a bus and i could go on.