Sunday, November 28, 2010

Schneller Symposium today

Another strange view from above.
The chairs had taken a new twist in the sanctuary of the Church of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives.
The altar and the wreath for Advent season.

I attended the International Schneller Symposium this afternoon in the "Kaisersalle" of the church.
Here is the panel discussion of the first lecturers.
The subject was the Syrian Orphanage and the Schneller schools. More about that in the coming days.
The 100-year-old church in the Augusta Victoria compound was named after Kaiser Wilhelm II's wife.


Kay said...

The geometric patterns everywhere are very interesting. Augusta Victoria must have been a great lady. I wonder if she was related to England's Queen Victoria.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures indeed.

Please have a wonderful start into the new week.

daily athens

Petrea Burchard said...

What a fascinating building. And that top shot is something else!

Leif Hagen said...

Was the "Schneller" symposium actually "quicker?!"
(How's your German?)

crederae said...

hello beautiful Dina,
amazing photo of the chairs they do look like they are part of the design of the floor pattern they render it melodious, the chairs lead me to think of keyboard keys.

VP said...

Strange to see a Austro-Hungarian piece of Jerusalem!

Jobove - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

Catherine said...

A wonderful first picture !
Very graphic from above.

Reader Wil said...

You are such a wonderful lady to visit all those religious groups in Jerusalem and to study these different ideas about God. You know more about religion than many of us, who read your blog.
I didn't know that during WWII Germans who lived in Israel were sent to Australia. It's so difficult to know whom you can trust in wartime, but to treat every prisoner as a potential enemy and often with disrespect is wrong. The Aborigines were treated like slaves during the war. It took a long time for the majority of white people to see that they were the first Australians. That they had to teach us Europeans a lot about respect to nature and environment.

Dina said...

Kay, Augusta Victoria's maternal grandmother was a half-sister of Queen Victoria.

Leif, es geht nicht so schnell because of the bad acoustics or bad PA system. I strained to catch even 3 out of every 4 words. And it was in English.

Shalom all and thanks for your interesting responses.

Reus from Catalonia, welcome.

Wil, as someone once said, "Let Jerusalem teach you." There is so much to learn in and from Jerusalem!

Francisca said...

Fantastic shots, Dina, especially the top one.