Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sunset over Jerusalem

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Up on Mount Scopus, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the day of special archaeology lectures began at 8:30.
The lecture hall was big, crowded, and had no windows.
The last presentations were starting at 5:00 pm, but something told me to get up and leave early.
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Sure enough, I went out an emergency exit onto the terrace-roof and found this glorious sunset!
And a panoramic view to the north, west, and south of Jerusalem and beyond.
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The tall mast of the Calatrava Bridge of Strings is visible in the setting sun, way over on the opposite side of the city.
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Finally, summer is ending and there is something besides cloudless blue skies to offer to
SkyWatch Friday!
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20 comments:

Linda said...

I'm amused by your welcome to the clouds, but as a cloudspotter myself I can also appreciate your joy.

Hildred and Charles said...

Glad you followed your instincts and can share such a lovely sunset.

Rob G said...

That's a beautiful sunset and well worth the effort!

Kay said...

Very lovely, Dina! I do love the sunset-sunrise colors in the skies.

Amity said...

breathtaking sunset pics Dina...:-)totally mesmerizing... :-)

I also did a sunset photo yesterday while visiting schools found on mountainous places and I can't help but click my camera even when our ride was running so fast!

It was also lovely seeing sunset on top of mountains... :-)

Virginia said...

OHHHHHH what a lovely serene moment you captured Dina.
Blessings,
V

Petrea Burchard said...

Trust your gut, Dina. It's usually right.

Ann said...

Beautiful.

Maggie Ann said...

Wow, how gorgeous!

Adullamite said...

Lovely!

Robin said...

Beautiful skies.

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Luna Miranda said...

i'm glad you left early and was able to enjoy this beautiful sunset.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Whata beautiful sunset. Well done

VP said...

You are almost tricking me in looking for another sunset to post. Love these colors and the great view.

Spiderdama said...

Oh, thats a beautiful skywatch in Jerusalem!!
Wish you a happy weekend Dina:-)

katney said...

I remember walking up the hill 45 years ago--the name is escaping me right now--above Gethsemane, and taking pictures of Jerusalem sunsets. They were beautiful.

Dina said...

Shalom everyone, glad you liked the sun and our new clouds.

Katney, you must have walked up the Mount of Olives. It and Mt. Scopus are really just parts of the same ridge.

JM said...

What a fantastic sky on top!

Francisca said...

That's a joy to see, Dina. Probably especially after a long day of lectures. What are you learning?

Pietro said...

So charming!