Friday, March 30, 2007

Summer Time

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Israel's gone onto Summer Time now. So we're one step closer to summer, yay! This is the Clock Tower in Jaffa. The Clock Tower was donated by the residents of Jaffa and the villages of Judea to mark the 25th anniversary of the reign (31 August 1878 to 27 April 1909) of Sultan Abdulhamid II. The cornerstone was laid on 1 September 1900 and construction was completed in 1902 or 1903. Have a good weekend everyone!

12 comments:

Kate said...

Strategically placed in the middle of two lanes of traffic makes it very noticeable. The carpet of flowers in the foreground really caught my eye!

Olivier said...

la tour est vraiment superbe, bravo pour la photo.
Je te souhaite un bon weekend

the tower is really superb, cheer for the photograph. I wish you a good weekend

kris said...

the flowers bring life to the classic buildings!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Great colours, the pink flowers and the blue blue sky!
Have a great weekend, enjoy the Tel Aviv sunshine.

Olive said...

I love the colour of those flowers!
(and very jealous of your weather) - it's supposed to snow in Canada next week...

Tim Rice said...

I love clock towers and the flowers in the foreground are gorgeous!

Kerry-Anne said...

I see everyone else also noticed the flowers... they're absolutely beautiful. What kind of flowers are they?

isabella said...

Is the clock keeping the correct time after 100+ years?
The flowers are striking - are those petunias?

Icarus said...

How strange! On first look, i thought "Mexico". Now how weird is that? Kind of like a film set.

josy c said...

What a fabulous centerpiece for the intersection! Summer, you say? Wow. Our daffodils JUST came up.

Anonymous said...

Awesome flowers in front. All UPHill now hey.....

...Hoonberg,
sorry I mean Herb Hoon !!!

Sally said...

Gosh, they must have been imported about the same time as the Blafour Declaration!

Funny they've expunged the most characteristic part of a British pillar box - the logo of the monarch on the throne at the time it was manufactured.