Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cables in the clouds

A dramatic light show just before and after sunset entertained me as I waited and waited for the bus home to the moshav. Strong winds aloft pushed the clouds rapidly eastward. This is the view from Jerusalem's Central Bus Station.
The Bridge of Strings by Spanish architect Calatrava will be inaugurated on June 25. I'll try to attend and bring you pictures from closer up. The bridge will carry the new light rail or tram (if the tracks are ever finished. . . ).


Pop over to Tom's Wiggers World, host of Sky Watch Friday, to feast on more sky photos.

49 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

The colors in your clouds is very nice and appeals to my wife. She is nuts about colors like that.

SandyCarlson said...

Sky, bridge, and urban view are wonderful. Thanks for all three, Dina!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week and helping to make it special.

Tom :O)

I hjave an old string vest which this reminds me off... ;o)

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

magnificent photos with the beautiful sky

Petunia said...

Beautiful colours!

Petunia's SWF

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Dina, this is really interesting... and these hues in the sky are really nice... almost serene!
Mountain Retreat

fishing guy said...

Dina: What a lovely Sky you capured today.

Carletta said...

Such an interesting photo - love the color and composition!

Sandpiper said...

Oh, what a cool picture! Great shot!

luiz ramos said...

Clouds annouce storm? My post is about weather too.

Anemone said...

I am "blogging" all the way to israel, and I just love it !! as I love your pictures every week !!

Hugs from Anne in Norway.

RuneE said...

I was more fascinated by The Bridge of Strings. It looks like simplicity brought to an extreme - which I like.

marcia said...

the cables appear to be attatched to nothing

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Very beautiful photo and interesting information about the Bridge of Strings. Fascinating!

Voz do meu Coração said...

Excellent photo with a very beautiful sky and colors expetaculares, congratulations.

bobbie said...

Gorgeous colors in the sky. A beautiful picture.

Pretty Life Online said...

ohhhh!!! great catch for SWF! the twinkling sky seemed to throbs off to one body, timed for a common pulse. Mine's up too hope you can drop by.

George Townboy said...

Beautiful photo!

Ida said...

Beautiful colours and great architecture. :)

david mcmahon said...

Perfect shot. Great composition.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful

Kay said...

That bridge looks so fragile from your photo. It's all so beautiful in front of that gorgeous pastel sky.

esnorway said...

werry nice pic

Ann said...

I love that light just before sunset.

the donG said...

it looks like an interesting structure. i will keep in touch for those photos.

Suzanne said...

These are beautiful colours. I love seeing new parts of the world and looking at different architecture.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The clouds over this part of Jerusalem are very pretty indeed!

Louis la Vache said...

Very fine selection for SWF, Dina! "Louis" looks forward to more photos on 25 June.

"Louis", an early riser, caught San Francisco waking up.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Sky Watch for Friday......lovely colors in your skies and very unusual I am fascinated with the Bridge of Strings....we have rain and more rain.....come and see my bride in the sky..if you already visited then thanks...cheers!!

Lana G! said...

Dina, this is beautiful. The bridge is fascinating and will have to read more about it!

Anne-Berit said...

Nice shot!

Chuck Pefley said...

That Bridge of Strings is a fascinating piece. So glad you let us know what it was ... I was guess perhaps a net of some sort. It arches right up to that lovely sky :)

Steven and Aisha said...

That is beautiful, Dina! :) Good shot!

evlahos said...

this is so wonderful. vivid colors. Also here in Athens we have a bridge almost like your. From Calatrava too

Catherine said...

Very interesting post; I was wondering what it could be. I hope you'll keep your promise. I'll come for the inauguration on june 25th. This sky has so "tender" colors!

Brenda said...

Wonderful photo: composition and color! I'm with abraham lincoln's wife!

Gary said...

I'm quite addicted to colourful skies - thanks for sharing.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

John said...

Amazing sky shot, Dina.

Quiet Paths said...

Wow, I feel as though I am standing right there.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

brilliant sky!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

brilliant clouds - we rarely get this kind in hania

Jane Marie said...

This is very colorful. I love skies like that.

peppylady said...

First time visiting a blog in Jerusalem.
I like the angle of the bridge support system in your picture.

Willard said...

A beautiful photo!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Sandi McBride said...

Beautiful, so glad that David sent me by
Sandi

Lew said...

You have beautiful skies there, too!. Thanks for visiting my Sky Watch.

Blognote said...

That is a beautiful Sky, Dina!

My wife and I recently saw a funny thing happening with a big fat fully -whipped-cream-type of cloud.
We had heard a weak noise of thunder and went outside on our terrace (unfortunately without my camera!)and saw this totally deep pink-colour lonely cloud in a deep blue sky, with strong lightning-flashes going in and out! It was an amazing sight which I had never seen before. Of course, when I went in to get my camera, the phenomena stopped.

Dina said...

Thank you one and all. And welcome to the new visitors.
Blognote, your cloud story is awesome.
Tom, I had to use Google to learn what a string vest is. hehe! I won't tell Calatrava that this is what his expensive bridge reminds you of. :)

Luiz and Kiwi, these big clouds were unusual for this, our half-year dry season. A few drops of rain were even predicted, but never came.
Evlahos, wow, your Calatrava in Athens is even nicer than ours. Thanks for this info.

Y'all's skies were lovely to visit. Thanks!

Dick said...

Original sky watch, beautiful colors.