Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #2

Here, we are, up for Round Two of our coolest new meme, Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! This is so exciting!

Here's a local synagogue I found - it's a very new building (here in Israel, anything under 500 years old qualifies as new. This building is around 30 years old, so it's practically a newborn) but built in a pretty classical style. Check out these windows:

I especially like how they've thickened the corners of the building:

I really am a sucker for the texture of Jerusalem stone, hard and somehow soft, all at once:
That last one is really nice when you see it close up - feel free to click on any of these, if you'd like a closer look!
Anyway, that's it for now! Please link below to your photo of a window, door, or anything architectural! (You may want to refresh the page after entering your link, so you can make sure that it went through.) 
Have a great day!


sparrow said...

I love Jerusalem stone too! It seems to have its own personality, and somehow reflects the stone mason's personality too. Great photos. Is this synagogue in Efrat?

Donna said...

Beautiful stone work. I like your description of the stone as hard and somewhat soft - so true! Nice series of photographs.

trav4adventures said...

Beautiful windows and stone work! I'll be posting a few pics later this week. I have to agree with you about Photoshop...I'm a purist myself!

Ralph said...

This is lovely - the look of the distant past is so well conveyed, even with modern construction methods (I assume a steel skeleton underneath the stone) were used. The corner details give it an ancient air, the gothic window arches too.

To be able to use stone from a local quarry is wonderful, a local connection preserved for many generations (even if it is less that 500 years old :)

Robin said...

Very nice facade - old and new at the same time.

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Kim, USA said...

Wow if less 500 years is practically new this is like a new born synagogue. I so wanted to visit synagogue and I think here in Michigan we have several beautiful ones. Thanks for sharing!