Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rooftop sky watching

Just two days ago the sky was still all happy blue and white, perfect for SkyWatch.
If you climb up to the rooftops of Jerusalem's Old City, you may feel as if suspended between heaven and earth, between distant past and tenuous present.
A few residents know how to traverse the whole walled city via the roofs, so I hear.
From here where the four quarters of the Old City intersect, you look down to the Temple Mount and the golden roof of the Muslim Dome of the Rock and past it to the Mount of Olives in the east.
Turn north and there are the two black domes and the belltower of the Holy Sepulchre, just behind the minaret of a mosque.
Through a seriously-spikey fence, the belltower and dome of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and freely-floating white clouds are visible.
Shalom, peace, to Jerusalem and shalom to you.


Rayna Eliana said...

What wonderful captures of architecture and the mood of the Old City.

Leif Hagen said...

Shalom to you Dina! I've have to explore that Lutheran Church along the tour route someday!
Rooftop regards from EAGAN

DawnTreader said...

Don't think I've ever seen that perspective of the golden dome before. Interesting views!

Anonymous said...

Am enjoying your photographs...I like the idea of being able to walk through a city on the rooftops!

Rob and Mandy said...

You're making me somehow homesick, Dina. We will try to come this year.

Nathalie said...

Thanks for this 360° tour of your city's rooftops. What an amazing city you live in. Peace to Jerusalem!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful pictures, Dina, and some of your words give me goosebumps. Very evocative to Christian and Jew alike, I should think.
-- K

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

LauraX said...

Such beautiful views of the city Dina, thank you! Shabbat Shalom!

Kay said...

Thanks for this bird's eye view of the city, Dina. Happy Friday to you and an even happier weekend.

Kim, USA said...

It's beautiful! The golden dome is visible. Great shot!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful compass you do provide.

Please have you all a good Friday.

daily athens

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Shalom, peace, to Jerusalem and shalom to you.

I hear echoes of Psalm 122:

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! "May they prosper who love you! 7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!" 8 For my brethren and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within you!" 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.


Hey, diddle, diddle,
The clouds on my fiddle
Are making it hard to play!

Hey, diddle, diddle,
I need a new fiddle
With all the clouds whisked away!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Mojave Sky

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Timeless scenes under a beautiful sky.

VP said...

Some fascinating and curious shots, with the last one bringing us to the sad reality...

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for the tour on the roofs of Jerusalem. Thanks for your comment. I went to Kay's musings and read about the distressing news that her relatives are in Sendai. The TV images are devastating.
I called my daughter in Australia, but she was not home, but she lives in the north east of Queensland which runs a risk of being effected by the tsunami. Now I hear that the tsunami alarm in Australia has been dropped.

Ann said...

There is not much grass in your photos, I imagine a lot of dust when Jesus walked on earth.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF