Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jerusalem stair shadows

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Thanks to Israel's strong sunlight, we have many crisp shadows.
Here are two stair-y shadows for Shadow Shot Sunday.

At the Israel Museum, the little inner courtyard next to the Shrine of the Book (of Dead Sea scrolls fame).
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Franciscan monastery "St. John BaHarim" (Hebrew for "in the hills") in Ein Kerem.
The sign next to the door says "Byzantine tombs used as olive press and warehouse during Early Arab Period."

Someday I'll have to find the monk who has the key to all these antiquities places that are under lock and key and beg to see them.
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18 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely dark shadows in these photos, it looks very warm there!

Jilly said...

So love this building. Such beautiful lines all enhanced by those wonderful shadoes. Lovely photos.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Staircases are wonderful places to find shadows on bright, sunny days, and you've done a wonderful job of finding these "stair-y" shadows and sharing them with us!

MANY SHADOW-SEEKERS SAY

Many shadow-seekers say,
“Oh, the one that got away!”
Why are you so uptight, folks?
Can’t you take light’s little jokes?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Tequila Maiden

Dina said...

Crafty Green Poet shalom. You are right, it WAS very warm. These are summer photos. But our winter sun is just as intense.

Jilly, did you see how the top of that Shrine of the Book looks? It is here:
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2010/08/reflecting-on-apocalyptic-imagination.html

Magical Mystical Teacher, you are so generous with your wonderful poems! Thank you for each one!

Your shadows on the Tequila Maiden add much to your brief but deep words there.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, very crisp shadows. Beautiful. And a lovely deep blue sky as well, Dina. Your photos are fascinating, always.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dina said...

Thanks, Kay!

Kay said...

I especially like that first shot of the stairway. That creates such a lovely pattern.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

The dimension, the angles...the shadows are picture perfect.

Here is my link:

Misty Morn

Have a great weekend.

Hey Harriet said...

I love that top one! I hope you're able to track down the monk so that you can explore all of those hidden treasures! Enjoy your week :)

sue said...

on the second shot, I like the stretched out shadows followed by them all being concertinaed together.

Jeri ~ said...

Gorgeous building - love the crisp staircase.

ρομπερτ said...

oh what a great place it seems to be. surely one is able to spend an endless amount of time there.

how alluring. thank you for this escape. please have a good sunday you all.

LauraX said...

I love the geometric shadows beneath the hot sun on Jerusalem stone, Dina. It would be very exciting to be able to go inside a see the antiquities hidden in the darkness behind closed doors.

Antonella said...

I love the architecture of the photographs and the way the shadows are so crisp and clean. Wonderful! Hugs, antonella :-)

Joan said...

I love those stairs, and the shadows.

Petrea said...

I'm enjoying catching up on your posts today, Dina. This is the one that catches my fancy the most (you know me). I'd have to find that guy, too, and ask as nicely as possible, "Please oh please, how can we be allowed to see the treasures?"

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

wonderful shadows! beautiful shot

Rossel said...

beautiful structure.