Friday, December 30, 2011

File under: not something you see every day


Thorny crowns on sale in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. I didn't see anyone actually buying one. Maybe the vendors hoped pilgrims would buy them to save for Easter time?

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Dina said...

The crown of thorns is always strange to me, but seeing a whole box of them like this is very strange.

Mimi said...

Eek! i think I'd run a mile from them!
great photo Robin!

Sara said...

I've never seen one before, though the thorny plant/bush/tree? from which they are made was pointed out to us once when I was such a pilgrim touring your beautiful Israel.

David Sprowl said...

I think this is fascinating!

SouthLakesMom said...

I love the composition of your photo, and the colors are so rich...

...and here's a thought. Some Christians might make them part of their Christmas decor. It is too easy to celebrate the baby without remembering the rest of the story. It's why some Christians hang a nail on their Christmas tree.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Weird but great photo op material

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kaye said...

no that is not something you see every day. I love the monochromatic color--it gives life to the variety of textures in the shot.