Friday, August 20, 2010

Dutch tulips in Jerusalem?

The two signs on the side of this van was what I was after at the time, in 2008.
Had I known that James would start his Weekend Reflections meme in the future, I would have focused more on the car windows.
This is what the Hebrew means in English.
Reflected is Christ Church and their guest house, located in the Old City near Jaffa Gate.
It is the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East, built in 1849.

Inside the glass showcase you can read some of their history.
For ideological reasons, Christ Church is not my favorite place, but they DO have an unusual little bench inside the guest house.


Malyss said...

Don't be surprised..:) but i love this unusual bench!and the reflection above tulips is well seen!

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with Malyss I also love that bench!
Tulips are so adorable, glad that Jerusalem has beautiful tulips for this enchanting weekend!
A peaceful weekend dear friend,enjoy!

Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

michael said...

Both ideas, the bus and the Bible make for great photos.

Cloudia said...

If more people knew Jerusalem & Israel, there would be less heat and more understanding.

I'm disgusted with the shallow view of today's situation that demonizes Israel and ignores EVERYTHING WORSE going on in the world.

A black president is de-legitimaized in factually incorrect ways...but it's not racism.

Darfur, Myanmar, etc are all cool,but Israel is evil...

Sigh...thanks for listening
and thanks for posting the truth EVERYDAY, Dina.

Warm ShAloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

Sar@h said...

I like the two reflections in the van. It's a surprise to see tulips in this season.

have a good week-end

Petrea said...

1849 is not so old in that part of the world! Another fun post, Dina.

Kay said...

That is an awfully pretty bench. It would be good to sit on it and think peaceful thoughts.

Ann said...

Christchurch in New Zealand is our third biggest city.

The tulips last and last on your bus,

VP said...

Love the funny tulips and the unusual bench. That church has a strange history, which I didn't know at all.

Francisca said...

I'm not surprised to see the tulips in Jerusalem at all! The Dutch (3/8 of me) are everywhere! Thumbs up to the cute bench too, Dina.

cieldequimper said...

Aren't Dutch tulips all over the place?

I really love that bench. If it could talk...

Reader Wil said...

Two memes in one post! The little bench is very charming and the reflection in the car is good.
Fancy, tulips from Holland!

James said...

I like the reflection and the tulips. I think it's really neat about your school being asked to help design the new flag.