Thursday, February 10, 2011

A rainbow crown for Jerusalem's Old City!

Jerusalem was treated to a rare phenomenon on Monday!
A rainbow!
In these first two photos taken by a friend from her vantage point in the city, it looks like the arc starts in the Christian Quarter inside the walled Old City

 and ends in the Jewish Quarter.
Enlarge her pictures to find the landmarks you already know. 
It was strange: thunder and lightning, then suddenly a few minutes of sunshine and rainbow, then gloomy darkness and a downpour.

From my house in the Jerusalem Hills I could only see half a bow, and it was touching the tall mast of the Bridge of Strings.
This is only the second rainbow in several years that I have seen and I'm so happy to share it with you for  SkyWatch Friday.


VP said...

I hope, sooner or later, to catch a nice rainbow... Yours is great!

Kate said...

What a lovely series of photos to start my day. I always feel that rainbows are good luck!

London Caller said...

Lovely rainbow.

Saretta said...

Rainbows are always such a beautiful miracle!

Anonymous said...

what beautiful photos! Rainbows are always awesome no matter where you see them.

Pietro said...

Rare indeed. Very enjoyable views!

Rob and Mandy said...

Happy rainbow to you!

Anonymous said...

Can't even remember when last time I saw one - thank you for this wonderful escape.

Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

Dianne said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely rainbow Dina ~ pretty as a picture.

'Adelaide and Beyond'

Kay said...

Yae, Dina! I'm glad you were able to get a rainbow in Jerusalem, too. Terrific photos!

Kristin said...

Rainbows are rare. Catching one is truly magical. It's an amazing thing. Each of the colours of rainbow, bring with it different meaning. I caught a glimpse of one too just recently, and had posted it on my blog. It was a lovely surprise for me too as I have not been seeing them for a long long time. May it bring us much joy, happiness and good health. Have a nice weekend with family members and close friends.

Reader Wil said...

This rainbow, that starts in the Christian Quarter and ends in the Jewish Quarter is almost symbolic for the two religions. How could they be separated?

JM said...


katney said...

Aren't they a delight? We saw one in Sccotland that was so brilliant--moreso than any I'd seen before. And the camera was in the trunk.

From The Heart said...

Beautiful.. I love rainbows! I have one posted on my blog also.I am following your blog!

Spiderdama said...

That`s a wonderful rainbow over Jerusalem! Great shot Dina.
Wish you a happy weekend:-)

Mark said...

I never tire of seeing shimmering rainbows. No matter where I am when one occurs, I will stop and watch.


A woman who searched the night sky
Discovered a star way up high
That twinkled and glowed
And lit up the road
So now she can see where things lie!

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