Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sixty-four years of independence

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

HAPPY 64th BIRTHDAY, ISRAEL!

By chance, I came out of the recently redone galleries of the Israel Museum exactly when the Air Force acrobatics began in the sky.
I don't know which was more breathtaking--the archaeology indoors or the aircraft outside!

The planes seemed almost low enough to fly into the 5-meter-tall polished steel hourglass "Turning the World Upside Down, Jerusalem" by sculptor Anish Kapoor (more about it here).

With a click to enlarge, you will find the four planes over the Knesset.

Appropriate for SkyWatch Friday, I do think.

May our pilots always fly in peaceful skies.
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26 comments:

Antonette said...

Excellent sky shots! I love air shows. Have a great weekend.

Reader Wil said...

Shalom Dina! Mazzel tov! How wonderful to celebrate this anniversary! Your photos are amazing. To take photos of flying objects is very difficult.

HansHB said...

Nice photos!
Great colours!
Happy SkyWatch!

Leif Hagen said...

Great capture of those planes, Dina! I'm off soon on another adventure - hope to see another CDP blogger....
Warm regards from EAGAN daily photo

Gary said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Robin said...

Oooh, what lucky timing! Love that second reflection shot!!

Happy Independence Day Dina!

Robert Geiss said...

Happy Anniversary ! Always two hands of air beneath their wings, and a good Friday for you too.

crystal said...

Happy Independence Day :)

Theanne said...

Happy Independence Day Israel...yes may your pilots always fly in peaceful skies!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures,

Happy Independence Day

cloudia charters said...

Best Wishes for Israel!



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Dianne said...

That was perfect timing Dina ... Shalom.

Karl Demetz said...

Great action shots, perfect timing, Dina!
HAPPY 64th BIRTHDAY.

Kay said...

This is so perfect for Skywatch, Dina! Happy Independence Day!

It's nice to have a moment to see what you all are doing. My life is nuts right now with Tif about to come with her family and me having to finish looking through 25 GB of photos to create a photo album for my mother.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful pictures! Happy Independence day, Dina and Israel:-)

Hels said...

The more breath taking? Definitely the redone galleries of the Israel Museum :)

Peace to all the nation!

VP said...

I was there for an Independence Day and I was able to see them!

Patsy said...

Beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent!! Happy Independence Day forever!!! MB

Laura said...

excellent timing! chag sameach!

Pietro said...

Astonishing!!

Hilda said...

Amen to your last sentence. Happy Independence Day to Israel!

Eki said...

From your pictures, I can say that both are breathtaking. I love watching aerobatics!

Chag sameach!

Joyful said...

Lucky you. What a day. Those aircraft maneuvers are really something.

JM said...

Love the composition of both shots in the middle. Well done.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Shalom Dina, Happy 64th Anniversary of Independence to Israel! I think you stepped outside at exactly the right time, lucky you had your camera there ready to catch the flyover formations! The bird shadow is an unexplained mystery. It's always so sad to see so many graves in rows like that, all those poor young men lost.