Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Crazy Cool Windows in Jerusalem

I found myself in the Russian Compound neighborhood of Jerusalem earlier this year, just walking around. There is some really funky architecture there! Among others, I found this stone tower:



Feel free to click on the image to enlarge it, as always. Interesting that all of my window posts (so far) have been from Jerusalem! I'll have to look for something more local for next week...

Don't forget to check out other window and door photos of the week here!

14 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Very nice Toby. I love to see your Jerusalem shots.

Stine in Ontario said...

I'm surprised it's in the Russian Compound as it doesn't look Slavic to me. But hey! I'm no expert in architecture of any kind. ;-)

Carletta said...

I guess I need to rethink things a little. When I think of Jerusalem I don't think of castlelike architecture. :)
A great tower however.
Round The Bend.

Lew said...

Interesting windows in the tower! I would guess the narrow slits had something to do with the construction techniques of that era.

Leora said...

Great architecture. Love all those old Jerusalem buildings. Makes me want to go back to visit.

ellen b said...

Wonderful. I've never been to Israel but always enjoy seeing the sites...

toby said...

Thanks for coming, everyone! Your questions and comments got me curious, so I went and looked a little more in depth at the wikipedia article that I linked to in the beginning of the post. Turns out that my tower even features in the article! It was completed in 1890.
I agree, castles aren't the norm for Jerusalem. But that's part of the charm of the city - so many people have been coming there for so many years, and so you end up with a taste of lots and lots of different cultures.

Carolyn Ford said...

That is a great photo. I, too, would not have thought of castle towers in Jerusalem...I have learned something and thank you!

VioletSky said...

Neat tower. I wonder if it holds the staircase?
I clicked on your link (which was most interesting, btw, thanks) - this building only had 25 rooms?!! Must have been some well connected aristocrats living there!

Dianne said...

that is a beautiful tower, I love stone work

kaye said...

I love the detail in that turret. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Simone said...

I love this - seeing windows from around the world.
Its not the type of building I would have imagined in Jerusalem. But why not?

windowviews2 said...

Excellent windows photo! You ARE a photographer! :)

toby said...

Thanks, everyone! That's sweet :)