Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sharing the view

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Israel has been having rare May rain in the last few days.
When I got to Jerusalem at noon clouds were everywhere, but they didn't drop any rain.

The Tower of David, our museum for the history of Jerusalem, was having a free admission day for International Museum Day, the 2013 theme of which is  Memory + creativity = social change.
The rest of the world has IMD on Saturday, May 18. 


This scene I found after climbing to the top of the Phasael tower.
On one side of the observation deck a class of Arab school kids with their teacher.
On the other, a group of young soldiers learning about Jerusalem from a Jewish guide.


Here is the splendid view they were all looking at--the Old City and beyond, the Mount of Olives and Mt. Scopus!
Except this last shot is from 4:30, after the bright sun had come out.
Only a long line of clouds remained, to the east, where the desert begins.

I climbed the tall tower a second time, with SkyWatch Friday in mind.
You can enlarge the photos with a click and a second click to get a better look at our city that is like none other.
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15 comments:

Spiderdama said...

True! "A city that is like none other"
Beautiful pictures Dina, I like them all. But the sky in the last one is very warming.

HansHB said...

Nice post!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's a beautiful sky over a beautiful city. The teacher isn't going to lose any of those kids in their bright yellow shirts!

Joyful said...

Fantastic sky photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Christian WeiƟ said...

Beautiful photos.

Jim said...

Interesting post.

Karen said...

I love the view!

Steffi said...

Great photos and interesting post!

Liz said...

Beautiful shots! Happy sky watching.

My sky.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots, I love the light.

Peter said...

Agree- its is very beautiful.

VP said...

What a splendid view!

Adullamite said...

Great shots, especially the first one!

Karl Demetz said...

Great view, I would like to be there...

Mary Gerdt said...

Wonderful! Thank you for these views and history.mary