Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shaded by palm thatch

These fun shadows were shot especially for Hey Harriet's "Shadow Shot Sunday."

Date palm trees grow in big plantations along the shore of the Dead Sea.
So it is only natural that the En Gedi Nature Reserve should use their fronds as thatching.
The huge umbrellas cover the ticket booth and the picnic area.
(No eating is allowed inside the oasis in Wadi David. )
For better views of the roof see here and here.
So it was the bright sun coming through these roofs that made the sharp shadows.


Dani said...

wow..the first shot is majestically beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shadow shot

Leif Hagen said...

Just curious, do you have a big DATE recipe book at home? Dates are a big dessert ingredient in the Middle East I guess.

VP said...

We really need a lot of shadow here now!

Ralph said...

Being in the US, I never have seen (or even considered) palm thatch as roofing material (around here is the same, boring asphalt shingles). I feel in such a faraway desert when I see this tent shaped building. Very nice!

Arija said...

Dina, these are really great shadow shots!!
A great idea to forbid food consumption in the reserve and keep the place unlittered.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh wow! They are simply stunning shadowy captures! I've never seen anything like it before. Amazing! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I still haven't started covering my shack with reed, but I have found additional materials curbside (as is my way)

Kay said...

Definitely wonderful shadows! I hope it's cool under the fronds.