Thursday, October 14, 2010

A few Friday clouds

In honor of SkyWatch Friday, last Friday Jerusalem skies actually, finally, had some nice big clouds.
Still no rain (since last spring), but at least we had clouds to block the hot sun.
It is in the mid 30s C, that's the low 90sF, still.
I always smile to see modern communication equipment on top of very old buildings, like here atop the former St. John ophthalmic hospital on Hebron Street.
Today it is the Mt. Zion Hotel.

Or the two satellite dishes way up on the hundred year old bell tower of the (Anglican) Cathedral of St. George the Martyr.
The tower was built separate from the church to limit potential damage from earthquakes.
Today the structure contains staff housing.


Kay said...

I just looked out my window and you definitely have a lot more pretty clouds than we do. It's almost cloudless over here.

Mo said...

A little bizzare when you see modern technolgy on old buildings. Happens here too

Irina said...

Let them install any modern equipment on antique buildings, at least they do not destroy the old beauties like here in Moscow.


I visited your beautiful town a couple of weeks ago! A memorable trip!
Beautiful pictures - and a nice sky!

L. D. Burgus said...

It almost seems a crime to put anything like that on an old building. We put them on top of water towers around here. Hundreds of them all on top.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, I love the bell tower. Happy skywatching.

Al said...

That first photo is quite the juxtaposition!

I very much enjoy your blog, you have such a history in your land.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

old and new brought together for the modern man

Cloudia said...

You are showing us the real Jerusalem! Thanks, Dina

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

VP said...

We got some very plain clouds this morning. About the structures I think Irina has a point here.

Pietro said...

I agree, Dina: the modern communication equipments on top of very old buildings is a jarring contrast indeed.

Francisca said...

Funny, I thought I had already commented on this post, but I now remember Jenny in Saltaire had also blogged about a satellite dish by an old mill. Anyway, I will tell you what I told her: I have seen dishes in such remote places as beside gers (yurts) on Mongolian plains and on remote ancient villages in mountains, so this site no longer jars, although it still makes me smile.

[What an amazing story of how Handel's Messiah came to be translated and performed in Hebrew! Have you heard it?]