Thursday, October 23, 2008

Funny-color sky over Jerusalem

The sky was such a strange and ominous color at 4:30 the other day. A few tiny drops tried to fall and then stopped. A good thing, too, because I was on a guided walking tour of 19th century Jerusalem and wanted the camera to stay dry.
This building from 1904 was once home to Lemel Elementary School.
Click on the photo to better see the clock's Hebrew letters used as numbers.
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36 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Funny, the photos I posted last week had a similar pinkish quality. Thanks for sharing both photo and stamp.

Leora said...

Neat! The sky matches the stamp.

Literally, we are praying for rain for Jerusalem here in Highland Park. Hope you and your camera can walk between the raindrops.

Som Mine Dager Er, said...

I wish I was in Jerusalem with you to see this. Gorgeous colors.

Webradio said...

Your sky is "rose" ???
Nice photo, yes... Thank You for the text, and stamp...

Deb said...

what is with the pink skys? last night we had a pink sky in Atlanta.
really beautiful

Carole said...

That is quite a unique coloration. The clock is a great detail!

Shimmy Mom said...

That is a very unique looking sky. I'm glad that you didn't get rained on. (I'm playing catch up because we had gotten a little behind in school, and I had to make that my first priority this week, but I did read through all your recent posts and they are fascinating as always. I always feel smarter after I've been here.)
*hugs*

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is an unusual colour in the sky........

Gill in Canada

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

That color is almost spooky... good capture.
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Photo Cache said...

Very cool.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful shot. Good report.
Thanks for share.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo and thanks for pointing out the numbers on the clock.

Always something interesting here.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit our , Backpacking in the Rain.
Troy and Martha

Ann said...

Very unusual and it does look ominous, glad you didn't get caught.

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

I know this color sky. I could feel the weather. Great mood shot.

kaybee said...

I, too, just posted a 'pink sky over the lake' photo on my blog -- as well as lots of lovely pink and mauve colored fall leaves -- so unusual for this time of the year here. Usually they are bright red/gold/yellow.

Unfortunately, Dina, my nun cousin is not too computer-literate, so no -- no blog!

the donG said...

i've never seen a clock with hebrew letters. im dreaming of having stamps from jerusalem.

Sandradb said...

Interesting picture indeed! Bye and greetings from Croatia

Kay said...

Hmmmm... that's very interesting. I enjoyed seeing the clock, too.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

beautiful colour sky over jerusalem!

evlahos said...

very interesting colors!!

Louise said...

It may be ominous, but I like the color.

Kris said...

Still no rain?

Reader Wil said...

This is an almost unreal sky! The clock is very unique too! very good to share it with us. Our days are counted and sooner or later they will pass too. I used this quotation for my Sky Watch photos. I hope you don't mind.

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful shot!

kjpweb said...

Excellent! Ominous is probably the best word to be found for a sky like that!
Cheers, Klaus

nonizamboni said...

I always think of Israel as white buildings from antiquity--interesting photo to bring me up to date! And thank you for Hadaya's reminder, which I also needed.
Have a lovely weekend!

mommanator said...

Ya know I was outside the other day and commented too, does the sky look pink or am I seeing things- and I was in the US

ga.farmwoman said...

Hi Dina,
The sky did look a strange pink. It is very pretty to look at though.
Enjoyed your photo.
Pam

Susan said...

What in interesting sky colour, and how lucky to capture it, somewhere between sunset-pink and stormy. I love seeing the clock there against it, a reminder of passing time. Lovely!

Petrea said...

Friend Dina, I hope you'll look at something I just posted for you. No obligation. I wanted to honor your blog and our friendship.

Debbie said...

That is an interesting sky color. I like the perspective.

Rambling Woods said...

That is a funny pinky color..Have a wonderful weekend Dina!!!

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Unique color.

JC said...

Beautiful sky. Love that clock.

raf said...

Eerie perhaps, but definitely lovely sky for your always interesting posts, Dina. Happy weekend to you!

Dina said...

Thanks all, for sharing your reactions and ideas for this scene.

Ilana, yes, I remember the mysterious old boats in your post.

Leora, sky and stamp colors the same--I never noticed that! Thanks for seeing! Thanks for the prayers; about 20 drops fell on me yesterday. Short and sweet.

Webradio, rose? Yeah, good word.

Deb, the pink is spreading...

Carole, yeah, I like Hebrew letter clocks. Quite rare.

Shimmy Mom, aww, thanks. Thanks for taking the precious time.

Kaybee, your fall scenes are magnificent!

Dong, Israel does have many interesting stamps. But nobody uses snail mail anymore, so I never get any good stamps.

Sandradb, shalom to you in Croatia!

Kay, in Prague there is a clock on an old synagogue that goes backwards, like Hebrew!

Kris, one shower a few nights ago which I slept through. Another twenty drop yesterday. That's about it so far. Sure smelled good yesterday for a few minutes.

Wil, I hope all is well with you. "This too shall pass" in your new banner--that's a statement all right.

Noni, you make me realize I should post some modern buildings. Be well.

Susan, oh right, another reminder of passing time. Didn't think of that angle. I was surprised the clock still works.

Petrea, you are too nice. Thanks for your being.