Friday, May 30, 2008

Monastic Sky Watch

The sun disappears into the Jerusalem Hills behind my neighbor, St. John in the Desert monastery. Shabbat shalom to the Brothers and to all of you.

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39 comments:

Steven and Aisha said...

Hi Dina, very beautiful sunset. Great photo again from you :). What does Shabbath Shalom mean?

Suzi-k said...

Dina, this skyline is just wonderful, I love the way your eyes first see the glorious colours, and then have to dig deeper to explore the fascinating profiles of the buildings. I'd love to see inside that dome, any chance of a picture, or is it not allowed?

Dina said...

Shalom Steven and Aisha in the Philippines. The Jewish Sabbath, or Shabbat in Hebrew, starts at sundown Friday and ends after sunset Saturday. The traditional greeting and blessing we say to one another is "Shabbat shalom," meaning may the special peace of the Sabbath be with you.

Glad you have joined Sky Watch Friday.

Dina said...

Hi Suzi-k, Hmm, well said. (Wish I had thought of that, ha.)
I'll go down the hill and get some inside pictures of the church for you and post them next week. It's allowed.

picturing said...

beautiful sunset...

Mine in here Thanks

Juliana RW said...

wonderful sunset you have....

My post in here Thanks

Suzanne said...

I love the colours of the sun, this is a great photo. I love the cross in the distant with the sun peeping its light onto it.

Anonymous said...

Shabbat shalom, hope all your sunsets are just as beautiful!

Ida said...

Lovely scene. :)
I like the architecture in Jerusalem.
Shabbat Shalom!

babooshka said...

That is just gorgeous. The colours are so different to anything here.
Thanks for the info yet again.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. This is a nice photography but the bird in your post yesterday is my choice. It is incredible.

Inkivääri said...

What a beautiful colour and light!

quinttarantino said...

Tis skyline is just wonderful!

Steven and Aisha said...

Oh wow! Thank you for sharing. That is good to know. :)

Dave Coulter said...

What a lovely photo! I like your national bird too! :)

Musings said...

Oh Dina, this is such a lovely photo. I love the beautiful warm colors as the day approaches coolness.

Tipper said...

Beautiful sunset, beautiful church.

The Birdlady said...

Shalom

Luiz.ramosforest said...

Great trip. Beautiful cross effect taken.
Shalom.

The D in D & T said...

Absolutely beautiful sunset, the cross in the distance makes this photo - just gorgeous.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Wonderfull post! fits with the cross and Jeruzalem in riligion, welldone.
happy skywatch Greetings from JoAnn

reader Wil said...

Have a wonderful Shabbat! Shabbat shalom!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful color, edges and great catch of the cross.
I love your new official bird. Hoopoe! MB

Petunia said...

Beautiful sunset:)


Petunia's SWF

For The People said...

Dina, that is great. Loved the national bird photo as well.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Just wonderful!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

very nice indeed

Old Wom Tigley said...

I think this is a beautiful view.. I have just had a quick look at all your posts and you have some fantastic pictures to see.. I really need to make the time to visit you again soon.

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful image, excellent.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A very beautiful scene.

raf said...

That sky photo is a WOW alright, Dina! Have come across hoopoes in books before, but didn't realize how distinctive its markings are. Love to visit your blog....much to learn. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

Beautiful sunset as it was cloudy here..good weekend...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

hello dina, i think we all need to learn about our history, but some people in my town remain blind to the past, thinking only of the present (what we can get, what we can eat - i'm sure you have a jewish phrase for something similar)

For The People said...

No post today? :(

SandyCarlson said...

This is gorgeous, Dina. Thanks for this.

Thanks also for your comment on my Thursday Thirteen post. I welcome the opportunity to experience (or observe) worship the way other faiths practice it. It's always enriching--and delightful to be welcomed into the experience.

T.R. said...

oh so beautiful and peaceful! A very special shot to come back to a reflect.

leslie said...

Hi Dina, what a beautiful sunset! I missed your S post somehow, but just went through it now. Fantastic and very thorough - only photo I didn't like was the snake one (went past it very fast!). You've really given me a feeling of life there. Have a wonderful weekend. :D

Louis la Vache said...

Marvelous photo, and "Louis" thanks you for the sentiment, just as he thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

John said...

What a lovely photo!