Sunday, January 18, 2015

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #164

Welcome back to our little meme!
For our anniversary, not too long ago, my husband and I wandered around Jerusalem a bit, and had dinner. We started out in Yemin Moshe, a neighborhood just outside the Old City. Yemin Moshe is a very beautiful, unique neighborhood, paved in cobblestone, but its best known landmark is its windmill:
It also has lots of pretty windows and doors, which were very intriguing to see at night:



Lovely!

Now it's your turn! Please play along with us here at Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! by posting your photo or photos of a window, door, or anything architectural, linking here, and sign up in the widget, below. Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful, whimsical week, all!

52Frames - Week Three: Lines

Here's my photo for this week's challenge, Lines. It's entitled Frozen Thorns:

For more 52Frames photos check out the sites, here and here!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

52 Frames - weeks one and two

I'm participating in a weekly meme (so far hosted on facebook, hoping to move to its own website soon) called 52 Frames, and I wanted to share it with you guys here. It's a weekly challenge - each week we're given a topic, and need to photograph something that week which meets the challenge. I'm using it as an opportunity to use my Canon Rebel T3i, which has been sadly neglected, mostly out of intimidation... anyway, here are my first two submissions:

Week One - Self-Portrait

and this, Week Two - Silhouette
Go check out the site if you'd like to see some of the beautiful photographs that the participants have created! Next week is Lines - I have an idea of what I want to post, but we'll need to wait and see how it turns out... stay posted! :)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #163

Welcome back to our little meme!

So I know that I've told you that I work in the engineering department of a small factory, located on a kibbutz not far from my home. And I know that I've showed you lots of photos of the views I get from my office, which tend to be breathtaking. But the building itself is a factory, and very plain from the outside. 

To send the point home, I've taken the liberty of photographing the back door of our little building, complete with some accompanying windows:


and yet, pivoting 180 degrees in that same spot, we find this lovely landscape, bravely recovering from last week's snowstorm:



Which is why I like to look out the windows as often as I can :)

Now it's your turn! Please play along with us here at Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! Just post your photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, link here, and sign up in the widget, below. Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful, whimsical week, everyone!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #162

Welcome back to our fun little meme!
I don't know if you recall, but I once posted about a women's seminary, located on the same kibbutz as my workplace. The windows there are pretty cool!

Anyway, I've been going in to work quite early, and as I come down the road, I've noticed that as early as I think it may be, the lights always seem to be on over there! I guess they really are hard at work, studying all night long. This morning I drove a little closer than usual, to get a better view. First this, from down the road - you can see it way off in the distance, glowing greenish:
Now we're a little bit closer:
And here - I drove all the way into the parking lot :)
Impressive! The school that never sleeps.

Now it's your turn! To participate with us here at Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! just post your photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, link here, and sign up in the widget, below. Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful week, everyone!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #161

Welcome back to our little meme!
Happy Holidays and Holiday Season to all!

Here in my neighborhood, Chanuka has come to an end. But I haven't yet posted my requisite photo of our menorahs reflected in the window, so I suppose here at WWDD, we'll just have to let the festivities carry on one more week :) Here you go!



That's it for now! Have fun celebrating, no matter what it is that you're celebrating, and have a Happy New Year!

And if you'd like to play along here with us at Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! just post your photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, link here, and sign up in the widget, below :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #160

Welcome back to our fun little meme!
I haven't been online much (my deep apologies to last week's WWDD players for not having time to come and see what you posted until just now) - I celebrated my birthday last week, and then my parents came to visit from overseas, and well, it's just been a little bit busy :)

But last night we had a super fun, only-in-Israel moment, as my dad nicely put it: we were at a new restaurant, and as we were finishing our meal, an announcement was made that we were all invited to light Chanuka candles together. Although we had already lit candles at home, we joined the crowd that gathered around. Everyone sang together, and then they gave out free sufganiot (jelly doughnuts) to anyone who wanted :) What fun!




To all who are celebrating - Happy Chanuka! And to everyone else - Happy Holidays, whatever and wherever they may be!

Now it's your turn! To participate in Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors, just post your photo of a window, door or anything architectural, link here, and sign up in the widget, below. Then go and visit the other players, that's the best part of all! Have a wonderful, festive, whimsical week, everyone!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #159

Welcome back to your favorite little meme!
Here's a sweet little bakery/coffee shop that I found opening up in downtown Jerusalem, while waiting in line across the street. So picturesque, right?


Now it's your turn! To participate in Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! just post your photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, link here, and sign up in the widget, below. Then go and visit the other players, that's the most fun of all :) Thanks for coming by, and have a great week, all of you!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #158

Welcome back to our little meme!
Here's a shot of the stairwell that I was pleased to find when visiting our close friends, who recently moved into their newly renovated apartment in Jerusalem. Wow! I don't recall ever seeing a triangular stairwell before, and I find this completely mesmerizing. And yes, I confess - we took the elevator :)
There are some doors in there, too, if you look closely :)

Now it's your turn! Please play along with us here at Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! Just post your photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, link here, and sign up in the widget, below. Then go and visit the other players - that's the best part! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic week, everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #157

Welcome back to your favorite little meme!
A new movie theater opened in Jerusalem about half a year ago. It's the newest branch of an Israeli chain called Cinema City, known for its spacious and super-comfy seats. It's also got a lovely disco floor:
And these gigantic disco-like chandeliers to boot!
Looking a bit closer, I realized that you can see smaller light fixtures dangling between all of those glass balls - this thing is really neat! Feel free to click on any of the photos, if you'd like a closer view.
My daughters and I didn't expect the shiny new bathrooms to blow us away. They're just so... pink!!

That's it for now :) Come to think of it, those doors would be perfect for Ruby Tuesday, is that still around? Yes, I just found it, here! Yay :)

Anyway, please play along with us here at Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! Just post your photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, link here, and sign up in the widget, below. Then go and visit the other players, since the best part is checking out how things around the globe are so different, and yet so similar! Thanks for coming by - have a wonderful, whimsical week, all!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #156

Welcome back to our little meme!
Well, we're back to pictures in good old Israel. We were at our cousin's wedding last night, and had a wonderful, wonderful time - mazal tov! The hall was lovely, and very festive, but I really liked the modest front door, approached from slightly above. It was dark and drizzling outside, and the light from within made it a very tempting destination:

I especially like the planter on top of the door, it cracks me up just a bit :)

On a side note - this is one of the first photos that I've taken with my brand spanking new phone... it's not too bad! I'm trying to get used to the concept of using a phone as an actual camera, my kids do it all the time and come up with beautiful pictures, so we'll see how it goes :)

That's it for now! Please play along with us here at Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! by posting your photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, linking here, and signing up in the widget, below. Thanks so much for stopping by, and please have a wonderful, whimsical week, everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Skywatch - catching up :)


Well, it's getting to be winterish, and that's the time of year that I'm blessed to be inundated with beautiful clouds at all times of day. Yay! Here are a few sunrises, sunsets, and random beautiful sky views that I've found over the past few weeks (buckle up, there are quite a few... :)


I decided that the electric lines here kind of added to the composition :)
Here's a rainbow peeking out from behind a raincloud :)
As always, feel free to click on any of those, if you'd like a closer view. Now go visit Skywatch Friday, to see even more sky-oriented photography! Have a lovely, peaceful weekend, all of you - thanks for stopping by!