Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sundial resting in shade

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Sundials for ABC Wednesday S-day, in the garden of the Scots Hotel, St. Andrew's, Galilee, owned and managed by the Church of Scotland.

Enlarge the photo to learn that Tiberias is 3, 390 kilometers from Edinburgh.
The clever sundial tells both local time and time in Edinburgh.
The Hebrew writing says "In sunshine I work, but in shade I rest."

We talked about the newly refurbished hotel in an earlier post.
The Scots built it as a hospital in 1824 and it served as such until 1959. Then it was converted into a youth hostel. In 2005 the site was reopened as an elegant boutique hotel.

A strange ship near the shore of the Sea of Galilee, with the sundial in the background.
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Salutations to artist Pietro Brosio. At his blog you will find lots more sundials as well as his paintings and fine photos of Italy.
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23 comments:

Pietro said...

Dina, many thanks for mentioning my blog in this interesting post. That sundial is really remarkable, beautiful the words "In sunshine I work, but in shade I rest." The gardens of the Scots Hotel look pleasant, surely a nice place for a weekend or a holiday.
Have a very good day!

Maelka said...

Great photos and very interesting text too. Nice place. Have a very good day and week too.

Jedediah said...

I like the ship :)
Great photos, thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

I've stayed at the Scots Hotel in Jerusalem, but never the one in Tiberias. It looks really lovely.

Sylvia K said...

Great post, Dina! Love the sundial and the words! And the hotel definitely looks like a great place to spend some time!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Q said...

Always your posts are interesting and informative.
The sundial is very beautiful.
Sherry

Roger Owen Green said...

A very interesting topic. I've never learned to read a sundial.

Gallow said...

I really like the sun dial. We have one in our engineering quad that's incredible, and very accurate. I've taken several photos of it, but haven't found one that I like to post on my photo blog yet.

While ours is accurate, I enjoy the beauty of the one that you posted. It's interesting from the one photo it looks like the pointer cuts right through the rock.

Rose said...

Very interesting--I would never think of a Scottish hotel in Galilee! Fascinating that the sundial is calculated for Edinburgh time as well. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie: said...

Beautiful sundial, but I find it odd that there's anything "Saint"ish in Israel. lol

Hilda said...

I love the artwork on the sundial and the 'strange' ship! Both are beautiful.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Wow Dina, you snapped up that first spot on the ABC Wednesday meme. As always, your photos are great!!!

moongipsies@msn.com said...

very cool

FA said...

Hi Dina. How do you ever get where you're going? It seems that Jerusalem is filled with little surprises and treasure at every turn.

Mar said...

I love sundials!! wonderful pictures and great take on the theme.

S is for welcome SIGN!

Turquoise Diaries said...

This is a very interesting post. I didnt give much thought to sun dials recently..

Kay said...

You really do have the most incredible and interesting things right there in Jerusalem.

Ann said...

May be you like to come to New Zealand. There are a whole bunch of icebergs floating up from Antarctica and can be seen in the South of South Island.

Thanks for journey to Tuberia and the bible lands.

Reader Wil said...

Very clever to made such a sundial! The ship is also brilliant. It's a vikingship! I know that the Vikings sailed all over the Northern Hemisphere. They also were in Greece, so why not in the Holy Land.
Thanks for sharing this post.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've never seen nor heard of a dual city sundial. Very cool.

Louis la Vache said...

On the peninsula south of San Francisco is the Filoli estate and gardens with a sundial which has the inscription "Time began in a Garden".

JM said...

Very original boat artwork and sundial too with a fantastic view!

jay said...

How interesting! And I wonder how they managed to make the sundial tell the time in two places at once! Very clever.

The picture of the hotel at night is lovely, too.