Friday, June 27, 2008

A bridge is born

Balloons float skyward over the Bridge of Strings! Santiago Calatrava's design for the suspension bridge over the road that leads into central Jerusalem was inspired by King David's harp.
Its inauguration on June 25 included fireworks, music, dance, and of course, speeches. The two million shekel gala was quite spectacular.
I will try to choose just a few of my 149 photos and write more about it tomorrow.
Meanwhile, good night and Shabbat shalom, Sabbath peace, to you.

A vast variety of other sky photos from bloggers around the globe await you at Wiggers World, home of Sky Watch Friday.

26 comments:

Shimmy Mom said...

Great shot. Thanks for sharing. I love it.

Louise said...

What a beautiful picture. Looking forward to seeing more!

the teach said...

Dina, that's absolutely gorgeous! The metaphor of David's harp is wonderful! :)

Suzi-k said...

oh this must have been such a fun occasion, I'm looking forward to more pix of this! It's a stunning piece of design and construction.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch, even though you are towards the end of the list I hope you enjoy many visits..

Tom

I bet the whole night was fantastic... I will look in again tomorrow for more about this.. I wish you well.

John said...

Great capture for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend, Dina.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. Beautiful. And King David's Harp.

Thanks to you and others, I get a big lift out of trying to outdo myself and post things that may surprise some and make others laugh a bit and most of all make lots of people aware of things that might not know much about.

When somebody actually takes the time to write a comment about my work and what I do, that to me is the biggest gift a person can give another. It is a smile on greeting, it is a welcome handshake, and it gives me and my family some hope that the dementia farm is still down the road.

You, yourself, are an inspiration to me. I come to say, thanks for taking the time to photograph things of interest and great beauty. Without that, blogging would be about as exciting as a wart on the end of my nose.

And rest assured, when you do visit, I will always try to visit your blog, in return, and leave a comment on your blog. I might not think your photography is ready for the big masterpiece award, but it got my attention.

Sincerely,

Abraham Lincoln
oldmanlincoln in Brookville, Ohio

quinttarantino said...

I’m back …
Oh no, cried blog world … he’s back!

But guess what, I’m glad I decided to make a comeback.
If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great photo!

And thank you for your visit to my blog.

For The People said...

You late my friend! Great shot!

Andrea said...

Interesting. Love the great capture.

babooshka said...

Beautiful interpretation and really worth looking out for as are all your posts.

JC said...

Dina, I'm so happy to have found your site via Wigger's World and SkyWatch. Your pictures are amazing. I love seeing them and reading about them. I'm coming to Israel in mid July for 10 days. Any advice other than dress cool. I know it will be very hot but it is always very hot in Alabama in July.

Seeing and reading about the Jesus/Moses sandals, what a hoot!!

I'll visit again. Have a great weekend.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That is a most beautiful bridge; much more beautiful and well-photographed than the bridge in my Sky Watch this week (thanks for your visit and kind comments.) That it was inspired by King David's harp is interesting information. I will check your daily photo blog to see more photos of this wonderful thing.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the story about the harp. Thanks for making my day. Great skywatch!

Deslilas said...

Let's sing together with John L
"Give peace a chance !"

Jerez said...

This is amazing, a bridge designed after a harp. I can't wait to see your other photos, heck, post em all!

Julie said...

From the bit that you show, this would seem like a spectacular building. I would appreciate seeing some more of your 149 photos! You have captured tremendous warmth and your story echoes this warmth.

Peace to you ...

Greyscale Territory said...

What an amazing pic! Adore the deepest reds of your bridge in contrast with coloured "dots". Magical!

Catherine said...

Dina, thanks to share with us. Without you and your participation to Sky Watch, I would have never seen this fantastic construction!
The structure seems so weightless!
The reference to King David's harp is very poetic. Now, you offer us the first shot, I can't wait to see the entire realisation.

Angie said...

That's beautiful! Thank you for sharing it.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

amazing how someone's bridge building can become so popular - kalatrava also designed the 2004 olympic stadium in athens

chickens certainly do have edible innards - but the innards you saw in the photo were from a sheep!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Really impressive. Great picture!

Marcel said...

I can see I missed some great photos the last few days. So, I'm glad I swung back around to catch up. I agree it's fun to wrk with wood. It looks like a very cool bridge and I hope you post more photos of it.

Cheers,

Tipper said...

So exciting! Can't wait to see more!

AnneKa said...

Great photo for sky watch!
From AnneKa in Norway

Petrea said...

All your photos of the bridge and celebration are terrific. But this one is magnificent. I don't have words for it. I'm enthralled by the color, the balloons, the joy of it.