SpyLOG
25/4/2014 4:21
RIA Novosti

World

Israel President Peres Gets Giant Portrait in Wheat

1 / 2
Israeli president's portrait etched in a wheat fieldIsraeli President Shimon Peres
23:25 21/02/2013
Tags: Shimon Peres, Tel Aviv, Israel

TEL AVIV, February 21 (RIA Novosti) – Israeli President Shimon Peres received on Thursday an unusual early birthday present in the form of a larger-than-life portrait etched in a wheat field, the presidential press service said.

The enormous work of art featuring an image of Peres and the figure 90 (to mark his 90th birthday on August 2) covers 25 hectares near Kibbutz Tel Yosef in north-eastern Israel.

The president was treated to the present while flying over the area on board a helicopter.

"I worked these fields and now I'm flying above them,” the press service quoted him as saying. “This is to go back to one’s roots.”

The portrait was commissioned by Kibbutz Tel Yosef and created by artist Peter Weiner, who specializes in giant field sketches.

Peres will have the major birthday celebration in June hosting his Facing Tomorrow conference in Jerusalem, which is expected to be attended by many world leaders.

 

  • Add to blog
  • Send to friend
  • Share

Add to blog

You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.

Publication code:

Preview:

RIA NovostiIsraeli president's portrait etched in a wheat fieldIsrael President Peres Gets Giant Portrait in Wheat

23:25 21/02/2013 Israeli President Shimon Peres received on Thursday an unusual early birthday present in the form of a larger-than-life portrait etched in a wheat field, the presidential press service said.>>

Send by e-mail

All fields are required!



Leave a comment

    Рейтинг@Mail.ru  Rambler's Top100
    © 2014  RIA Novosti
    Some material may be inappropriate for those under 18