Thursday, November 19, 2009

Didn't we see a castle back there?

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Nope. Not a castle (but lots of imaginary bonus points to you if you got this fairly esoteric Rocky Horror reference). It's the crenelated top of Notre-Dame de l'Arche d'Alliance in Abu Ghosh.
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Those of you who are tiring of my Abu Ghosh images can breathe a bit easier now - I just went out and bought a bunch of flowers (including a very cool looking variegated gerbera daisy and a white not-a-rose, aka something I can't remember the name of but which looks quite like a rose) for the express purpose of photographing them tomorrow morning.
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More skies from around the world can be found here.
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24 comments:

Daryl said...

Abu Ghosh?

Good bless!

heh heh


I learned a new term: crenelated

Love the angle .. very cool and I am enjoying our walk

Thom said...

Great photo my friend. I love the little bit of clouds in it :)

nonizamboni said...

Well, I've enjoyed the Abu Ghosh tour but will look forward to the flowers too. Interesting composition; nicely done!

Dina said...

Pretty blue.
Well, I for one would rather see old Abu Ghosh than fresh flowers.
But I know what you mean (soon it will be time for me to end Tiberias).

Leora said...

I'm not tired at all of Abu Ghosh. Just beginning to get interested...
Lovely top of the tower. Now I want to see the whole church. The grand tour. And get an idea of those who used to look there (reading the background it sounds like the place has a lot of history).

Robin said...

I'm glad you're all enjoying it. I'm having fun seeing the hidden potential in what started out as a very mediocre bunch of images as well. I don't think I got the whole church Leora, but I do have some nice shots of a Madonna statue that's up on the top that will appear eventually.

Vita Stunder said...

I'm not tired either Robin!
And you say you have Madonna statues coming up? :) Let'em come! ;)

Great post and awesome capture!
Have a nice friday

Bill S. said...

I love the filmy clouds in the brilliant blue sky. Thanks.

Marie Höglund said...

Fantastic shot :-)

Carver said...

I like the way you shot this so much. Beautiful shot.

Ida said...

Very nice angle and a clear blue sky.
Great shot! :)

Mojo said...

Please, feel free to continue on this tour of Abu Ghosh for as long as you like. You got some awesome stuff on that little jaunt. Like... well this one for example!

I took some similar to this one at Lehigh University a few years back. There's something about this kind of architecture against this kind of sky that refuses to be ignored isn't there?

J Bar said...

top shot
Sydney - City and Suburbs

maryt/theteach said...

Love these inages, Robin! But am anxious to see what you'll do with the flowers... :)

Erwin said...

great picture and a riddle, what is it .... coudd be a church or so ... sounds french, ....
Nice blue sky !!
Have a nice skywatching day !

Julia Smith said...

I'm not tired of them...

LOVE today's shot.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a really wonderful view.

Martha in PA said...

Stopping by for my cup of coffee in your inviting kitchen!

Great shot!

My SWF

luna miranda said...

i like this photo--it leaves something to the imagination.:p

Rivster said...

I've loved this series. Beautiful pix AND some history too.

ΝΕΦΕΛΕΣ said...

A wonderfull blog, nice to meet you Robin :))

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The angle you chose to take this photo from is wonderful! Great shot.

storyteller -SouthernCalifornia said...

Lovely perspective on these vivid blue skies ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

imom said...

Wonderful shot! I love the blue of the sky, so pretty