The Washington Post recently ran several photos of Israeli bomb shelters taken by documentary photographer Adam Reynolds, offering a fascinating look at this frightening reality of life in the Holy Land.
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The shelters come in all shapes and sizes. Along with the more conventional below-ground bomb shelters, there are underground parking garages that can be converted into nuclear-proof bomb shelters and hospitals able to accommodate thousands. Entire schools are encased in reinforced concrete with blast-proof windows, and small, one-room “mamads” or “safe rooms” in private residences are meant to withstand rockets and unconventional weapons attack. Many of the bomb shelters have been re-purposed for broader uses like dance studios, community centers, pubs, mosques, and synagogues.