Monday, April 30, 2012

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #22

Here we are yet again, back for your favorite little meme: Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! This week I've found a doozy for you. My family and I were in Jerusalem, when we happened across this famous building, the Chabad Center. I had heard of it, but never actually seen it in person. I knew that it was built to exactly match its original, located in New York, and so wasn't made of Jerusalem stone, like almost all its neighbors. But I didn't expect it to have such very lovely windows and doors! See for yourselves:

Nice, right? And very different than what we're used to seeing around here :)

Now it's your turn! What interesting windows, doors, or other architectural detail did you find this week? Please link up to them in the widget below, so we can all see! Last week one of our posters had some trouble linking - please let me know if that happens, so I can try to fix it! Thanks for coming by, everyone, and have a spectacular week!

Mellow Yellow Monday - Twins!

Here's a wacky thing that's been going on in my kitchen recently. For the past month or so, our eggs have been coming out with double-yolks. They're downright adorable!

I know it might not look so exciting from here, but trust me, each time any of us cracks open one of these, we start squealing with delight. Congratulations! Your egg is twins!

For more yellowish photography, come to Mellow Yellow Monday. Happy Monday, everyone!

Shadow Shot - on Yom HaAtsmaut!!

We celebrated Yom HaAtsmaut last week, Israel's Independence day! Happy 64th to our little country. Here you can see how our local cars and homes have been decorated with Israeli flags:

On Yom HaAtsmaut, as you may remember, we enjoy hiking around somewhere we haven't been before. Here's the interesting split tree that we found at the end of our hike this year, after climbing a particularly steep hill. Nice shadows, don't you think?

And then on the way home, we found the winner for most decorated car. This must surely be the Prime Minister's vehicle :)

Come see more lovely shadowy photography, here! Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #21

Good morning! How are you all doing?
Remember those arches from the building I found last week? Here's its impressive front door!


Which window, door, or architectural gem did you find this week? I can't wait to see - please link up to it in the widget below! Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #20

Wowee, we've hit the big two-oh! How exciting! It's been a busy couple of weeks around here, but Passover's over, and I'm hoping to have more time free now for blogging. It can't hurt to hope, right? At any rate, I've managed to find some lovely arches to post for this week:
We found these last week while visiting the ancient site of Tsipori. What an amazing place! These arches were found in the top floor of a very innocent looking building - my kids raced up to the top, and I decided to follow them. How lucky that I did!

Now it's your turn! To participate in Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors, you just need to post a photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, link here, and then sign up in the widget below. And of course, don't forget to go and visit the other players! It's fun to see the things you'll find, from all over the globe. Have a great week, everyone!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #19

Hey there everyone! Sorry I haven't been online much - we were quite busy getting ready for Pesach around here. Happy Pesach/Passover to all of those celebrating, and Happy Easter to those of you celebrating that! And Happy Sunday to the rest of you :)

Anyway, I just wanted to drop in quickly to post something for this week's edition of Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! And so, with no further ado, here are some more windows that I found last week in Herzliya:
My first instinct was to say that I'm sure the poor guys in this building need to run the air conditioner constantly. But when I took a closer look, I noticed that a bunch of the windows are actually open! So maybe I'm wrong :) Feel free to click on the photo, if you'd like to get a better look.

Now it's your turn! Please join us and play along in Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors - all you need to do is post a photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, link here, and link back to your post in the handy dandy widget below. What fun it is to see architectural details from all over the world! Happy Holidays, and have a great week, everyone!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #18

Walking to the train last week, I passed by this adorable door. What luck!
Isn't it cute? I didn't have time to go in, and it didn't seem to be open anyway, but I'm sure that there's a charming restaurant inside... maybe one day I'll have time to go back and see!

Now it's your turn! Just post a photo of a window, door, or anything architectural, and link to it in the widget below. Thanks for coming by to play! Have a great week, everyone! And for those of us who are celebrating, have a wonderful Pesach!

Mellow Yellow/Macro Monday! At the train station

Taking the train this past week, I found these fascinating textured tiles on the platform, to keep people from walking too near to the edge. They start out mild, and get more and more strongly textured as you get closer to where you're not meant to walk. I don't know if it works, but I think that the system is very cool. And even a little bit beautiful!

I don't often have anything to post for Mellow Yellow Monday, so I was especially pleased to find this! For more yellowish photography, go check out that weekly meme, right now! And for more close-up photography, check out Macro Monday! Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!

Shadow Shot - on the bridge

Well, as I mentioned, I've spent the last couple of weeks traveling back and forth to Herzliya. It's always nice to see other areas of our little country! To get from my course to the train station, I need to cross two bridges. The first isn't terribly exciting, but I was lucky enough to find the railing on the second one making lovely shadows in the late afternoon sun! Check it out:
For other interesting shadows from all over the world, go check out Shadow Shot Sunday 2, right now! You'll be glad that you made the trip. Happy Sunday, everyone!