Friday, November 20, 2009

A shop on Via Dolorosa Street

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How can it be Friday already??
Time again for James' meme, "Weekend Reflections."

I was trying to get a picture of an example of the famous Armenian tile work in a ceramics shop window in Jerusalem's Old City.
Now I see a whole street came with it, along with the sign Via Dolorosa Street.
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32 comments:

James said...

Very cool. This is a happy accident. :)

Bonjour Luxembourg said...

Beautiful place to go to shop!
:)
Great picture and fabulous reflection!
Léia

Nefertiti said...

very nice, it looks like the tree appuit s wall

good w end

Carolyn Ford said...

I love those kinds of surprises...like a great deal in the ceramic shop!? Beautiful street!

Pacey said...

What a beautiful tile and so are the reflections...have a nice weekend.

RuneE said...

We all appreciated a little extra - especially when it looks as nice as this.

Evita said...

Great photo and what an interesting line of work you are in!

Thank you also for your comment on my SWF host photo - it was very much appreciated!

JC said...

Beautiful picture. I love your pictures that spark a memory in me. Thanks.

Kay said...

Gorgeous reflection shot, Dina!

Jew Wishes said...

How beautiful...the textures and tones, the contrasts, all wonderful.

maryt/theteach said...

A real exotic feel to the shot, Dina! :)

mbkatc230 said...

This is a great shot! Isn't it fun when the camera sees things we don't?

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Very Nicely Captured.

JM said...

Next to my house there is a shop called 'Arabian Tent'; they allways have fantastic artworks from Armenia, Iran, Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. The patterns are allways fantastic!

awarewriter said...

I enjoy the subtle feel of this photo. We always need to be on the lookout for happy accidents like this one.

cieldequimper said...

Funny how we sometimes don't notice everything right away in the photos we take! This window is gorgeous!

Alice said...

One of my favorite place to visit in Tiberias was the Tomb of Maimonides. I am so loving all these posts from the city.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

It reminds me a bit of mexican tiles. Yes, tis a truism. Shooting through a shop window is always a difficult task

Thérèse said...

That's exactly what we wanted!
Is it what we call the "tree of life?"
Beautiful!

Dimple said...

Fun! A shop on a street and the street in the same shot!

Quilt Works said...

What a beatiful tile! This is amazing! Would people have something so amazing in their houses? Or this is more for an official building? I assume these peices are very expensive?

...Heavenly reflection!

Robin said...

Great shot, what a fun surprise.

Ida said...

Cool perspective. :)

Dina said...

Shalom friends and thanks for your interesting comments.

Hi Alice. Did you really go to the tomb of Maimonides?! Wow.
I didn't have enough free time to visit all the famous tombs in Tiberias. But soon I plan to post about the old cemetery.
Shalom to you.

Therese shalom.
Glad you liked the Armenian tiles.
I'm not sure if Christian Armenians would call this tree in the tiles the tree of life.
They have old stone khachkars showing the cross of Jesus with roots and call that the tree of life. See http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/09/trees-of-life.html

Quilt Works, Sorry, I don't know the answers to your questions on the Armenian tile picture. I imagine such art is expensive, but I never asked. Someday I will actually go in one of the Armenian shops and look around and get some information.

Gallow said...

Excellent Reflection of beautiful pieces of art. Thank you for sharing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful tile work, lovely reflection...

Sara said...

I love this photo! So evocative of Jerusalem...and how I'd like to have access to that room whose windows I see reflected above the arches...

Quasi Serendipita said...

Wow, this picture has a real magic quality to it (and that is just the kind of shop I favour for window shopping!) Hope you're having a great weekend :)

Pietro said...

Charming image, Dina, between reality and unreality. I like it very much.

Barbara Martin said...

This is neat, Dina. Another world within and perfect.

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Love the shot, Dina! Along with seeing the tiles, I get to see the architecture within which they reside. Beautiful stuff!
David
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