Friday, June 19, 2009

... when the sun sinks into the sea

"Sunset" in Hebrew is "shkiya", literally meaning "sinking". The saying goes that since the sea is westward to Israel, each evening we witness the sun "sinking" into the sea.
It's hard to believe it, but at the dawn of the city, the city officials were actually considered having an industrial zone right by the sea! Luckily, the idea was abandoned in favor of a promenade and beaches (with some help of the influential national poet Hayim Nahman Bialik who persuaded the mayor Meir Dizengoff that the sea line should be used for recreation and welfare instead).
I admired this dramatic sunset on Gordon beach. Check out what other sky watchers are admiring today.


Dina said...

I never thought about this literal meaning of shkiya. Nice.
And the TA history is new to me too.
Thanks for a good lesson and lovely picture.
Shabbat shalom Olga.

Guy D said...

Marvelous photo, wow.

Have a great weekend
Regina In Pictures

Jane Hards Photography said...

Fascinating to learn the meaning of words. Your sky is simply stunning.

Erin said...

reminds me of a southern california sunset. beautiful capture.

Gennasus said...

Gorgeous setting sun. It really does look like it's sinking into the sea.

CTG Ponies said...

A beautiful view!

Jim said...

Beautiful susnet.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Marju said...

Beautiful photos!

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