This afternoon the clouds seemed to be pointing to the haloed Madonnina, the patron saint of Milan.
By tradition, no building in Milan is higher than the Madonnina. Not so in Jerusalem.
Mary's hands and gesture look so graceful, even from far below.
This monumental building typical of Italian public buildings of the period was dedicated in 1927.
It served as a boys' college (high school), administered by the Franciscan order.
From 1949 it was used by the Hebrew University and by the National Library.
At the beginning of this century the Franciscans took it back.
Terra Santa was designed by Antonio Barluzzi, the Italian architect who made many of the newer Catholic churches in Jerusalem.
The wintery Jerusalem sky says Shalom to all the different skies appearing tonight at SkyWatch Friday. Keep looking up!