Friday, November 13, 2009

Squeaky-clean pane

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While entering the Jerusalem Central Bus Station to catch my Egged bus to Tiberias (an easy drive of 2 1/2 hours), I was delighted to see double. Perfect for "Weekend Reflections," the meme started by James in Pennsylvania.




The two young men seemed to be having a good time in their harnesses, doubtless earning some good shekels for their work.

The huge Central Bus Station certainly has enough glass to keep fearless window washers busy.
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27 comments:

awarewriter said...

Nice shots. I wouldn't want that job. I used to work on the 21st floor of a tall building and wondered how those guys could swing around that high in the air washing windows. Shudder.

James said...

Not a job for me but it sure makes for great refleection photos.
Have a great weekend!

Ida said...

A brave man. Indeed!
A good model too.
Very nice series. :)

jeannette stgermain said...

Ai, getting the goose bumps of those heights. Am glad they like their work LOL

Arija said...

...and great for SWZF as well. Well spotted nice shots.

cieldequimper said...

You've done it again! Great shots!

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Dina...These are great photos even though I would be too terrified to get up there like that...Michelle

Pam said...

...wonderful reflections. The city council where I live has opened the bus station 24 hours a day to give everyone relief from an unusual heatwave in November.Much to our shame, there are many who sleep rough on the streets. January and February are our normal hottest months in Australia.Dina, I enjoy your blog so much.Catching up today, I have followed your links with the Scots Hotel, enjoyed the beautiful photos of the boats on the Sea of Galilee, and looked in more depth at the Magdala Centre.Thank you for such an interesting site!

Icy BC said...

Great reflections! I second all the comments above too :-)

Thérèse said...

No fear and good money...
I like watching when they swing, they seem to have fun too.

Cloudia said...

Very nice shots.

Shabbat Shalom & Aloha, Friend!


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Ann said...

My friend's son quit university to clean windows, after 3 months. He quit and she was glad he decided tot go back to his studies.

Melli said...

Were't you fortunate to be there on window washing day! I especially love that 2nd shot! I don't want his job though!!!

Kay said...

It amazes me that people are willing to do jobs like that. I'd be scared out of my mind.

RuneE said...

It also seems to have enough glass to keep you busy with reflections for weeks, so just keep them coming.

Maria said...

Hello Dina, glad to be back on your blog again after some time! I skipped through your last posts and I loved best your skywatch pictures of the Sea of Galilee. They are MAGIC!
Have a nice weekend!

Eki said...

high altitude workers like them can earn more money than a teacher here, Dina. i like the second photo.

maryt/theteach said...

Hi Dina, great reflections! Thank goodness people are willing to do all types of jobs! Imagine those windows dirty, ugh! Enjoy your weekend! :)

Reader Wil said...

I always admired those brave windowcleaners high up in their harnesses! Shalom Dina! Wonderful weekend.

Quilt Works said...

Sorry, i could not find your critters (from link in cirtter meme), but the reflections was nice to see. Those high rise jobs are scary!


I starteled a deer! Look at that tail!

Dimple said...

Nice shots, Dina. I am among those who probably would not want that job--that's why there is good money in it for those who are willing!

Barbara Martin said...

Great reflection shots, Dina. I follow with most of the other commenters in saying it's not a job for me either.

VioletSky said...

It looks a very daunting task.

Spiderdama said...

Hi Dina;-)
Thanks for comment. I look at your pictures every day when you post. You have many beautiful photos and interesting post.
We come to Israel 18 November.
We have a map and compass:-), then we shall certainly find the climbing sites. And we have contact with someone from the alpinegroup, we might be able to climb with:-)
Shalom

Spiderdama said...

And.. and yes it is a church;-)

mbkatc230 said...

What a great opportunity to catch some wonderful reflection shots. But I don't think you could pay me enough to do that job, I would freeze solid on the ground. Kathy

Buck said...

Very nice! That's the sort of outdoor job one doesn't do in bad weather anyway...