Sunday, November 16, 2008

Looking east

Yesterday I thought only cats were cat-napping in the warm sun. Today this human did the same, just outside the Jaffa Gate.
What do you suppose? Was he
1. A Northern European "sun-worshipper"?
2. A tired tourist?
3. A patient husband waiting for his wife to finish shopping in the Old City bazaar?
We were lucky today to have good visibility.
From the Tower of David at Jaffa Gate we could see all of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, and clear over to the mountains of Moab and Edom in the Kingdom of Jordan. Over there is Mt. Nebo where Moses died.
In the deep Rift Valley between Jordan and Israel lies the Dead Sea.
If you click on the photo you can see the faint line of mountains just at the level of the crane arm.


Gretchen said...

Thanks for sharing your slice of the world. :)

Webradio said...

Hello Dina !
These two photos are vey "shining"...

Great shots !

I think the man is a tired tourist...

See You later !

Catherine said...

According to me he is the 3 at a time: A tired Northern European tourist waiting for hiw wife...thinking about a summary of religion.

kaybee said...

Dina, do you ever tire of those magnificent views?!

I can't imagine what it must be like to be able to look out over the magnificent city and beautiful hills -- every day!

But your blog gives me a little taste. I am grateful!

Richard Lawry said...

It's warmer here today than yesterday, and the sun is shining.

Maybe I am a "sun worshiper". At least I really like sunny days, and overcast days leave me down in the dumps.

An Arkie's Musings

Louise said...

If it were me, it would be just to soak up some warm sun. I don't know how warm/cold it is there right now, but I went outside twice today to sit in the sun and just warm up.

Anonymous said...

Lots of historical and geographical information! Thanks Dina.

mommanator said...

thanks for sharing your side of the world! it's so enchanting!

Patsy said...

I have just been studying Exodus. What a treat to see this. Thank you for your blog.

Maria said...

Beautiful pictures, Dina! I think the tourist has strolled through Jerusalem the whole day and now he relaxes in the warm sun enjoying the wonderful view over the city he has just explored!
Dina, thank you for your visit in Vienna's 2nd district! Yes, life is more cheerful now, thanks God!
Thank you for your hint at "Freund's lost neighbors", I've just found a link to a 2003 documentation of the Freud Museum with the same title as the documetary you mentioned, and I have added this information to my post!
We have friends, whose parents spent some years in London and then returned to Vienna again. The son who is born after the war here, never speaks about this, only with his closest friends.
Thank you so very much!

Pietro Brosio said...

Very nice landscapes.
I think he is there for nothing else than to get sun-tanned (in italian we call it: tintarella)!

Dick said...

I think it's a Northern European tourist, I would do the same if I had the chance.