Monday Window: Grand Houses of Savannah

For Ludwig’s Monday Window challenge, I am using his post as an inspiration to present windows of Savannah, GA from our trip there in 2014. These windows are from grand houses (some are mansions) we encountered there.

This might be a government building.
This is a historic Victorian Mansion available for vacation rental.
Mercer-Williams House, featured in the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt. It was the scene of the 1981 murder of Danny Hansford by the house’s owner, Jim Williams.
Not a great “window photo” but I love the dual stairway!

Speaking of the book “Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil,” Lady Chablis is a main character and she was still around, at least in 2014!

Lady Chablis (famous because of the book & movie) is still going strong!
Clary’s in Savannah – we had brunch at this place, made famous by Lady Chablis, who often has breakfast here.

Monday Window: Dohany St. Synagogue

The Dohany St. Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue, in Budapest, Hungary, is the largest synagogue in Europe and the 4th largest in the world. It can accommodate close to 3,000 worshippers.

The synagogue was built between 1854 and 1859 in the Moorish Revival style, incorporating decoration based on Islamic models from North Africa and la Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The Viennese architect reasoned that no distinctive Jewish style of architecture could be identified, so he used elements from the people most closely related to the Israelites, most particularly the Arabs.

These windows and those in the next photo depict scenes from the Old Testament.

The synagogue constituted the border of the Jewish Ghetto in Budapest during the Nazi occupation of Hungary, and the complex includes the Jewish Museum, Heroes’ Temple, the graveyard and Holocaust Memorial.

The Dohany St. Synagogue is the center of the Reform Jewish denomination in Budapest. From there, you can take a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, an interesting historic area in the Pest part of the city.

Posted for Ludwig’s Monday Window photo challenge.

Information obtained from Wikipedia.

Monday Windows: Germany

I haven’t been many places lately, for obvious reasons, so most of my photography the last several months has been of nature. So I dipped back into my archives of our trip to Europe last year to find some interesting specimens for Ludwig’s Monday Window challenge this week. Here are some windows in Wurzburg and Bamberg, Germany.

Monday Window: Windows With Grates

For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge, I am looking back at a cruise we took to the Panama Canal, stopping at several Central American Pacific ports on the way back. All these windows have grates. One of them, however, was taken in Jerusalem last year.

León, Nicaragua
KODAK Digital Still Camera
Antigua, Guatemala
KODAK Digital Still Camera
The purple sashes were there because it was Holy Week.KODAK Digital Still Camera
Actually, I think these windows have shutters, not grates.
KODAK Digital Still Camera
Todos Santos, Mexico
20170404_160053_001
Jerusalem, Israel
20190113_093758

Monday Window: Dominus Flevit Church

(Visited January 13, 2019)
This little “teardrop” Catholic church outside the walls of Old Jerusalem is called Dominus Flevit, which means “The Lord Weeps,” representing Jesus weeping about the future destruction of Jerusalem.
20190113_091753
Here is the same window from the inside, framing old Jerusalem with the Golden Dome as a recognizable landmark.
20190113_092118d
The church is flanked on four sides with pillars, atop which are jars in the shape of teardrops.
20190113_091842
SONY DSC
The interior is very simple. The altar is not much more than a table and a cross, but set in front of the beautiful window overlooking Jerusalem.

20190113_092329
Worshippers face the altar in front of the window.

Here are a few details of the interior: the dome, one of the stations of the cross, along one of the side walls.

There is a small building outside the church…
20190113_091035d
…which houses a necropolis, containing graves of Jews from the 1st to 4th centuries C.E.
20190113_090800d
There is also this plaque on an exterior wall of the church.
20190113_091221d
Ludwig’s Monday Window challenge

Monday Window: Ocean Life at Brookfield Zoo

Taking the theme from Ludwig for his Monday Window photo challenge, here are some windows into marine life at Brookfield Zoo.

20191029_123603
These were the actual colors seen through the window.

20191029_123850
Colorful coral

Jellyfish


20191029_124807

20191029_125031
A moray eel peeks out from behind a rock.

20191029_125423
Various types of coral and fish

20191029_125840
Texas Blind Cave Salamanders

20191029_130452
This penguin saw me looking at him through the glass, so he came over to check me out!