Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jaffa Ironwork

A very happy Hannukah to all who are celebrating tonight. Our menorahs are ready and waiting, and our kids are not letting schoolwork (Itai) or a low-grade fever (Maya) get in the way of their anticipation.

I assume this decorative grating graced a doorway or window before it was installed in front of this bare cement wall as a purely decorative element. The beauty of Jaffa is often in these little unexpected touches though, you can never be quite sure what you'll see at the other end of your camera's lens.

More windows and doors can be found here.

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SouthLakesMom said...

Another beautiful photo, Robin!

My favorite photo on your site though is the one of big brother snuggling little sister.

My Hanukkah prayer for you is that they will always see each other with such love and joy!

Blessings, K

Robin said...

Thank you K, what a beautiful holiday wish. That photo is a favorite of mine too but I can't take credit for it, it was taken by a professional photographer friend of mine a while back :).

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Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot.

ilanadavita said...

The cracked cement wall provides a great and unexpected background for the iron work.

shibori girl said...

I love the idea of adorning a cement wall with a piece of historic beauty.

Happy Hannukah to you and your family. May your days be filled with sweetness and light.


Daryl said...

Its so pretty .. I love the contrast and colors .. Happy Hannukah to you all ...(I still have to clean the wax off from last year!) xo

Phyllis Sommer said...

Happy happy happy Chanukah!!!!! :-)

quilly said...

Happy Hannukah, Robin!

maryt/theteach said...

Happy Hannukah to you and your womderful family, Robin! :)

ewok1993 said...

Have a wonderful holidays to you and yours. What an ornate ironwork this is. I even like to see this as a crochet design :)

Lesley said...

there is that wonderful turquoise again! The grate is fun - a touch of mystery about it.
Happy Hannukah, Robin

Mimi said...

Happy Hannukah, Robin, Jay and family!
Love this ironwork, and the blue wood at the side of it.
Watched a very interesting programme here last night about electric cars in Israel and how we need to learn from you!

bazza said...

Hi Robin. I love your photos, especially the ones of old Jaffa.
Happy Chanukah (is it only in the UK that we spell it that way?)
Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

Genny said...

Happy Hannukah, Robin! I hope Maya's fever goes away soon!

I took one look at this photo and thought... wow. I absolutely love the ironwork and the turquoise around the edges. Just beautiful!

Titanium said...

Very, very Happy Hannukah to you and yours, Robin!

Love the tactile, textured approach to this shot. Vivid, touchable, fascinating ironwork framed by robins-egg blue!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo,Robin!How are you?