Friday, April 30, 2010

Russian reflections

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Here is one of the towers of the old (19th century) Russian pilgrim hostel reflected in the fountain in Sergei's Courtyard.

Even the upper "bowl" had the reflection, and fish as a bonus.
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13 comments:

richies said...

Awesome reflections.

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cieldequimper said...

Excellent Dina!

katney said...

My first encounter with Russian onion shaped church towers was on Mt. Olivet not too far from Gethsemane. Little did I know then that I would someday have Russian relatives. I don't know that I saw the Russian Hostel on my long ago visit. Maybe some day I can revisit the area with my husband, who was just a boyfriend back then and not on the trip. This year, though, it is Scotland. I will have to live to 120 to visit and revisit all the places I want to.

awarewriter said...

Very nicely done.

Kay said...

Very interesting, Dina!

Regina said...

Beautiful reflections Dina.
Enjoy the weekend.

VP said...

A very quiet place and some beautiful reflections.

Mary Ann said...

I had to smile at the fish.

Dina said...

Shalom and thanks to all for visiting.

Katney, I hope you will come visit Israel again. Would love to meet you.
This Sergei's Courtyard and its Russian Compound are not far from City Hall, in between Jaffa Road and HaNeviim Street. It is not on the tourist route. Many locals don't even know about the wonderful quiet garden inside Sergei's Courtyard.
Come, I'll take you there.
Meanwhile, I should do a proper post about it all. All that Russian history is so complicated, though.

James said...

These are great. I think I like the bottom one best because of the fish.
Have a great weekend!

Beth Niquette said...

So very beautiful--these reflections fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Louis la Vache said...

Very beautiful reflections, Dina!

Jew Wishes said...

These are beautiful images, each one. I love the reflections.