Thursday, April 8, 2010

Clouds, hills, and art

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Jerusalem's sky turned cloudy and moody today, in time for SkyWatch Friday.

They say that Calder's "Homage to Jerusalem--Stabile" was meant to resemble the Jerusalem Hills.
The artist chose this spot high on Mount Herzl, overlooking Ein Kerem and the many little mountains.
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Sitting waiting for the bus today, I saw for the first time just how well the red slope parallels the first green slope.
It's a wonderful place for skywatching.
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24 comments:

Spiderdama said...

I can see that you have a beautiful view! Great shot for the skywatch:-)
Shalom!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful view, love the sculpture and your wonderful skies! Hope you have a great weekend, Dina!
Shalom!

Sylvia

Robin said...

Lovely spring skies.

I can never decide if I like Calder or not. Sometimes I do, sometimes he just doesn't speak to me.

Eaglesbrother said...

Great skies..beautiful formations and also the Art is beautiful.

VP said...

I really like the place for the great view, but still like more the bench (not shown here) than Calder's work.

ewok1993 said...

Impressive sculpture.

Kcalpesh said...

That's an amazing structure! Beautiful!

Have a great weekend!!

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Helena said...

These are wonderful shots! I can see what you mean in the second photo... very cool. :)

Al said...

That does look like a spectacular place to wait for a bus. Great shots!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful Dina. Although nothing can adequately replicate the Judean hillside.

Hilda said...

I'm glad there was a person in your first photo for scale. That sculpture must be seen from miles around. Fantastic piece and wonderful view. And I like your shot of the parallel lines of the slope. Have a happy weekend, Dina!

Leif Hagen said...

A great, RED, modern sculpture against the blue sky and clouds!

Louis la Vache said...

Yes, the slope of the sculpture nicely matches the slope of the hill - good observation. This place does look like it would be great for skywatching.

J Bar said...

Great piece of artwork.
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Vaggelis said...

great monument, wonderful captures too

Mary Ann said...

Wow! It really reminds me of other Calder works--like his elephants. A good artist can do that; adapt to a new input or requirement (here, Jerusalem) without stepping out of their own idiom.

JM said...

We have one of these Calder's 'red spiders' at Belém, western Lisbon.

Rambling Round said...

Lovely art and view!

Petrea said...

I really like this post and your photos. The art reminds me of a piece in Chicago, though I don't know if it's the same artist. Maybe it's just because it's the same color and looks like it's made of the same materials.

Pietro said...

That work of Calder is situated in a splendid position! Very beautiful images for Sky Watch, Dina!

Kim said...

Dina, one more thing to tie us together across the globe. We have a huge Calder piece as the centerpiece of our 3 year old sculpture park on the downtown waterfront. So the Jerusalem sky and the Seattle sky both can contrast that red against the blue above! I love your shot.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
-Kim

Laura Hegfield said...

Beautiful!

Marites said...

interesting sculpture and i thought it resembles spider's legs. Thanks for the information about it. Happy weekend!

Petrea said...

Here's Calder's Chicago work.