Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jerusalem sky full of cranes

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The skyline of "new" Jerusalem (as opposed to the walled Old City of Jerusalem) is forever full of cranes, the one-legged kind.
(Photo is clearer when clicked upon)
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This is a rare vista from the roof of the French Hospital St. Louis which is in east Jerusalem, across the street from the Old City's New Gate. (Rare because the public is not allowed inside the old hospital, let alone onto its roof; but I was part of a special Yad Ben-Zvi tour.)
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The tower you see in the center is part of the YMCA. To its left stands the stately King David Hotel.
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Tonight and tomorrow bloggers worldwide will be showing off their skies. Visit them at SkyWatch Friday.

14 comments:

Erin said...

a great capture. cranes are always a sign of progress and prosperity and change...
thanks for sharing this skyline with us.
have a wonderful weekend.

RuneE said...

Cranes and skies are a great combination. It also speaks of a high activity. Well done!

PS Thank you for the comment - you might try, but I'm afraid it is only machines these days...

Pietro said...

Very interesting landscape. I like it very much.
Happy Sky Watch!

Guy D said...

Great shot Dina, look at all those cranes.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Steffi said...

Cranes and skies you can see here a lot in Hamburg too.Really beautiful shot.Have a nice weekend,Dina!

Reader Wil said...

Jerusalem is a very active city. I love to see the castles of the crusaders. They must be very old! 800 or 900 years perhaps? The French castles I saw were built as hunting lodges.

Leora said...

How's that new fancy hotel doing, the one that's like a Ritz Carlton? Is that what they are still building? Or other stuff, too?

Hope it results in good economic growth for the city, and hope they can solve some of the traffic problems there. What a nightmare to drive in. My husband returned our rental car as fast as he could when we edged our way through the city last summer.

Ebie said...

The cranes are just happy up there in your beautiful skies! Have a great weekend!

Trotter said...

Hi Dina! It's probably the first picture I see of Jerusalem from above... Great shot!!

Blogtrotter is anticipating the 4th of July fireworks; but in a different country... ;) Have a great weekend (or vacation, should you have that chance...)!

Daryl said...

Pretty ... such a clear sky

greensboro Daily Photo said...

You captured the GROUND ZERO for "empty" in Christianity! You get the prize for most historical "empty."

Cranes are a sign of economic energy. I guess we should welcome them.

Happy SWF.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Nice Sky Watch photos ...up very high, gives different perspective to the city..

Regina said...

Hello Dina.
it's a nice one.

Carla said...

When I see these I am amazed anyone could use one, and appreciate my son-in-law the crane operator:)