Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Italian tiles on a Russian roof in Ein Kerem

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So many of you liked the Gornensky Convent that I give you more today.
Please see yesterday's comments for answers to questions raised.
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Enlarge and see that the cathedral's domes were still black in 2007.
You can see the perimeter walls that circle the huge Russian complex.
All those tall dark cypress trees are on the convent grounds.
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April 2009--scaffolding all around and the cathedral domes were plated with gold-colored metal. (Not sure what it is exactly.)
Photo snapped from the bus I take to go into Jerusalem, seen on top of the hill.
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From inside Gornensky, you see the village of Ein Kerem (now part of Jerusalem) nestled in the valley of the Jerusalem Hills.
The top of the ridge on the far horizon is already the West Bank.
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When I visited the convent in October they were building some small new building.
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Italian bloggers especially, enlarge the photo and read the fine print!
Those are stacks of Territalia terracotta roof tiles. Their website says they export a lot of them to the Middle East.
The Cunial family has been making tiles for 120 years and they now produce 25 million tiles per year.
Don't you love that logo of a tortoise with a shingled shell?
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7 comments:

Sara said...

Yes, I do love that tortoise logo!

ρομπερτ said...

Isn't it great how the world can work together just fine. A hope providing entry indeed. Thank you.


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Pasadena Adjacent said...

I think so cal tiles come from Mexico and don't have nearly the density

Pietro said...

The panoramas are very nice! Interesting the Territalia tiles.

Digwas Hegde said...

Your blog is full of nice and wonderful pictures.
I enjoy to watch your work, it gives me inspiration and motivation - Thank you for sharing

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VP said...

These tiles come from up North, where Italy is quite different from here or the South. I am glad that we are still able to sell something abroad...

Kay said...

This is so much fun! Thanks for taking us on this tour. That golden roof looks so intriguing from afar.