Friday, October 30, 2009

Light on the water

The lights of a tourist boat reflected on the calm waters of the Sea of Galilee.
This is a party boat about to dock at the Lido. From the shore I could hear the loud music and the stomping of dancing feet.
Later I will show you the more reverent kind of Galilee boats--the ones for Christian pilgrims.
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For "Weekend Reflections," hosted by James in Pennsylvania, half a world away from Tiberias.
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26 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting post!
Happy weekend reflections!
Léia :) Bonjour Luxembourg

Carol said...

This is beautiful...when I enlarged it , the reflections were so colorful....light shining in the darkness...I would like to see the Galilee boats...

RuneE said...

Welcome back!

I guess benches have to sleep somewhere :-) , and amid something as old and venerable as basalt, it must make then feel venerable too.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photo, looks quite spooky...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love how the string of lights leaves such punctuated reflections.

awarewriter said...

Night photography has a magic to it and you've captured some of that magic here.

Regina said...

Beautiful! Thank you for taking us there.
"My Weekend Reflections Post"

Kay said...

This is such a pretty reflection shot, Dina. It looks peaceful since we don't have the sounds that go with it.

Reader Wil said...

That is a unique photo! And the title"Light on the water"is almost symbolic for this Sea of Galilée, which we know from the bible.
Thank you for your visit and kind comment! Shabbat shalom!

Pacey said...

Oh wow, this pretty neat...you live on a beautiful place and great reflection shot too.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a nice idea to have a party on a boat but we don't hear anything about Israel here except bad news so the idea of spending time out at night is frightening. I wish we could get some good news from Israel instead of the bad stuff.

I don't think I ever mentioned that I spent some time in the Army in Japan and while there began my picture taking career. I have been working on putting some of them on the following blog. If you are interested you are welcome to take a look.

Sendai-shi, Japan

Julie said...

The reflection is like a stream of wrinkling ribbons, Dina. Very fragile yet immensely beautiful especially in the inky blackness of the water. I love the space you have given the reflection to work its wonders.

James said...

It's soo dark out there. The reflection looks like color lights and lines on the water.
Very cool.

Cloudia said...

Nice.

Aloha & Shabbat Shalom, Friend!


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cieldequimper said...

Hello Dina, this is so beautiful.

Pietro said...

Hello Dina! What a fascinating atmosphere in this picture!

Ann said...

My friends went to Isaerl, and my old church in Singapore organises a trip every years.

The sea of Galilee must be a great attraction. Are there still fish like Jesus's time?

Dina said...

Shalom and thanks to you all for your poetic comments!

Ann, shalom. Hope you too get to visit my country someday. Yes, fishermen in boats still cast nets into the Sea of Galilee much like in the time of Jesus. The best-tasting catch is St. Peter's fish (tilapia).

Abe, yes, there is plenty of good and beautiful stuff and folks in Israel, never shown on your news. I'll try to fill the void.
Your new blog on Japan is fascinating.

Robin said...

Lovely reflection. I didn't realize those party boats were even still running. I don't think I've ever seen one afloat like that.

VioletSky said...

Love the rippled reflection in the water.

Cindy said...

I'm glad we only get to see your photo and not hear the noise. It looks so peaceful- I'd love to see the tour boats, too.

Thérèse said...

It's like witnessing how peacefulness really feels like (without the sounds...)

Petrea said...

A pretty reflection.

jedaen said...

dreameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeethis boat of time and your elegant photograph.

mbkatc230 said...

Lovely reflection, the colors are wonderful. Kathy

FA said...

I think that I would like to "party" on the Sea of Galillee, albeit differently. I look forward to your post on showing the reverent pilgrim boats