Thursday, January 19, 2012

Flag of Spain and flag of Europe

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Winter clouds for SkyWatch Friday.
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The Consulate General of Spain is in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem.


It looks less ominous from the other side, in full sunlight.
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Spain and the State of Israel have had diplomatic relations only since 1986.
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The Spanish embassy is in Tel Aviv, like all the embassies, because of the problem nations have in recognizing Jerusalem as our capital.

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16 comments:

Rachel said...

It is funny how the direction of light can change everything! I prefer the first shot. It has more mystery to it.

Mormor said...

Shades and light trick our eyes.
The upper one gave an almost threatening impression.

Dianne said...

The skies in the top pic are beautiful against the dark stonework of the embassy.

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NixBlog said...

Both are quite dramatic photos, Dina, and I think you have captured the historical tensions implicit in the relations between the two countries in your photos...

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I thought I saw the Spanish flag!
Beautiful sky shots, Dina.

Joyful said...

An interesting post...subject looks great in dark or light.

Theanne said...

The clouds and dark shadows do lend an air of mystery to the top photo! Two great shots Dina!

Saun said...

I like the first shot better too.

Cloudia said...

*Sigh*

great shot

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Hilda said...

It looks like a castle with ramparts. Very apt, considering the histories of both nations.

Liz said...

Great shots! Happy sky watching.

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Cafe au lait said...

beautiful pics!

VP said...

I remember promises about some embassies moving to Jerusalem... But it always happened something on the way. Or so they said.

Rob Siemann said...

Looks like a fortress.

Arija said...

The top shot is very dramatic, nice work.

Kay said...

I agree with Rachel. The lighting really makes a difference. I'm glad there's friendly relations between the countries.