Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sleeping cranes

Just across the valley, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center is constantly expanding. Never-ending construction on the hilltop.
The illuminated cranes look quite pretty against the evening sky.
I guess they have to be very visible to the helicopter pilots. The round helipad is bathed in blue.
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Happy SkyWatch Friday to all who contribute their presence with a photo or a visit.

24 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

This is an interesting post. Never thought about cranes sleeping.

RuneE said...

All hospitals are ALWAYS expanding - we can never get enough of them. So that is why the cranes are sleeping - and it was a nice picture

Reader Wil said...

Everything looks better at night, especially old people's faces. You cannot see the wrinkles.

Pietro said...

The image is really attractive, Dina. I must say I've never seen illuminated cranes, here.

Kathy said...

Nice night shot Dina. One of the local hospitals here where I live is constantly adding on. Now they are just expanding upward since there is nowhere left for them to expand to.

Maria said...

Very insteresting post! I was not aware that cranes are illuminated at night!
"Vienna Skywalkers" means that my friend Brigitte and I go for an 2 hours' evening walk every Thursday starting at 7 pm, and on these walks we watch the Vienna sky thoroughly in search for SWF pictures :) So we invented the name "Vienna Skywalkers".

Jeri said...

Wonderful skywatch shot, very unique!!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

these cranes look so much more beautiful at night than in the day, with their pretty lights!

Guy D said...

Nice shot of the lit up cranes, well done.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

JM said...

Most of the times cranes can ruin a photo (there are so many around here!), but in this case they make the picture! Well done!

Barb said...

What a surreal shot, Dina. I enlarged and loved the starry sky, too.

J Bar said...

Interesting shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pretty Life Online said...

perfect catch for sky watch! God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be..... Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Have a great weekend!

PJ said...

That's quite a sight and I'm sure you're right about the need for the lighting. It's a bonus for the night sky watchers.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Never thought about "decorating" the cranes with lights. Great post. And fabulous posts on the crypt this week. You bring the Bible and religious history ALIVE!

Happy Sky Watch Friday.

Kay said...

I love this shot. When I saw your title, I thought it was going to be about birds. Fooled me.

mire said...

hi beautiful Dina

beautiful photo- the harmonizing of lights.

Having been brainwashed as catholic non mais.. I am always on the look out for early signs of christmas and the first sign of christmas around here is usually the cranes decorated with christmas lights- they are so pretty.

shalom
love and light.

Vaggelis said...

thank you very much for your vote. clicked on 5 stars was the best action you had to do. thank you. and wonderful night shot. I think nights make our lives more beautiful

Eric(NL) said...

A little blurry but very nice setting!!

Have a nice Skywatch Friday

Jack and Joann said...

I liked Abe's comment---sleeping cranes. Nicely done. I like to see anything and everything under the sky. On a very serious note I guess you heard about the deadly shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington. Such a terrible event. The security guard killed seemed like such a nice and kind man.

Greyscale Territory said...

A most fascinating perspective! Night lights create their own special world!

Rambling Round said...

Very unique for skywatch! I like the lighted cranes.

Bestemor Aud said...

Nice to see life in Israel going on all the time! I admire you for not letting you stop by all negative critizism from the outside world!
Very nice night capture!
Shabat shalom!

Arija said...

Dina, every error is of benefit if you learn from it. So it is that through your assumption below I was treated to the post which preceded it, and also learned a great deal. Thank you.

Your skywatch also is fascinating, I wnder , does their mommy tuck the cranes up and kiss them good night? Great shot.

Speaking of shots, I find the present rise in right extremism frighteneing. The election of a holocaust denyer to the European parliament, the shooting of you museum guard, and the coming out of the woodwork of so many other Nazi supporters is, for one who lived through th fear of the Third Reich, a dreadful omen. Extremism of any kind is abhorrent to me. We lost too many family menbers to Stalin's exterminations.