Thursday, January 20, 2011

Andromeda's Rock

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According to Greek legend Andromeda was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster in penance for her mother's boasting. Was this rocky outcropping off of the ancient port city of Jaffa actually that rock? We'll never know, but legend says that it is, and it is known locally as Andromeda's Rock.

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24 comments:

Steffi said...

What a great photo for SWF,Robin!Very interesting entry.I love to see the blue SEa!

Thank you very much for your nice christmas card,Robin!

Hugs,Steffi

Sara said...

It's a good thing Perseus happened to be sailing by at the time...she would have certainly gotten a very bad case of sunburn otherwise!

JTS said...

I love the shades of blue... water, sky and flag. Very striking!

Heckety said...

This is lovely, very serene photo. It should have been the mother that was dumped on the rock, not the daughter, you know, not fair at all! Looks pretty peaceful in your photo, but I wouldn't really fancy sitting on a rock till whenever!

EG Wow said...

Hey! I know it isn't your fault, but I don't think it's fair for a daughter to be punished for her mother's boasting. Just saying. :)

Lovely photo featuring the flag of Israel!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always! Have to agree with Sara, good thing Perseus came by!! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Daryl said...

Sigh .. makes me ache for warmer climes

Brit Gal Sarah said...

What a cool legend!

kaye said...

how very interesting.

Karen said...

The sky looks like an oil painting, beautiful.

Photo Cache said...

i must agree it looks like a painting.

Carletta said...

What a legend and wouldn't it be grand if it was the rock?
Love the blues and the texture - lovely!

eden said...

Great capture. I agree with the others, it looks like a painting.

Have a great weekend.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

LauraX said...

well at least she had a fabulous view!

MarieElizabeth said...

What a beautiful blue day - nice shot.

Mrs. S. said...

Gorgeous shot!

Shavua tov!

qandlequeen said...

Fabulous shades of blue!

anymommy said...

I love the contrasting textures of the sky and the sea in this one. And the dinner plate dahlia is gorgeous!

Leora said...

I love the story going along with the photo. Who knows...

Regina said...

How beautiful! Great capture.
Happy SWF

VALKYRIEN said...

I was in your beautiful town last autumn - and walked along the shore there. And took pictures of Andromeda Rock! ...And some other great places in your city of course! :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like it could be Andromeda's rock. Might as well be it as some other rock! Nice photo.

Mark Kreider said...

Great shot... I'm wondering what that little red thing in the foreground is! Love your kitchen.