Photo Friday – Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

17 Aug

*Right now we should be getting ready to cross the Thorung La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.  Cross your fingers for us, this sucker is nearly 18,000 feet!*

The Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem, is particularly gorgeous because of its vibrant tile-work in the midst of the white stone buildings that surround it.   We’re always blown away by the tile and mosaic work that is common in Islamic architecture, and this is one of the few buildings that is decorated on the outside just as intricately as most others are on the inside.


4 Responses to “Photo Friday – Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem”

  1. funnyphuppo August 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I love the photo. I love the roundups you give of your trips to different countries, which allows the rest of us to plan for our own budget trips around the world. Because of this, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    I am not sure if you have gone through this before, but these are the 3 steps to follow if you choose to accept it:
    1) Backlink to the blogger who gave you the award
    2) Tell us 7 things about yourself that we don’t know yet through your blog
    3) Nominate 15 blogs that inspire you

    • Ashley September 7, 2012 at 12:42 am #

      Thanks for the compliment and the nomination!

  2. Kristin August 20, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Gorgeous photo – I love the colors of the tiles and the sky! Happy trekking – that circuit sounds intense! 🙂

    • Ashley September 7, 2012 at 12:41 am #

      Thanks! We had the most incredible blue skies the whole time we were in Israel, it was stunning.

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