I don’t know why blue is associated with feeling down or depressed. Blue is my favorite color and it’s the color of most of my favorite things. The sky, the ocean, my husband’s eyes… they are all blue and put a smile on my face. When I was in Israel, I was feeling blue but it was my kind of blue; the blue that makes me happy and excited to explore more. From the doors, windows, buildings, and shops to the sky and the ocean, the blues of Israel filled my heart with joy. Here are a few of my favorites.
I saw blue in the typical places like the sky, the sea and the pool.
Many of the doors in Jerusalem are blue. Do you know why? I asked our guide and he gave me two answers. I’d love to hear your thoughts, especially if you are from Israel or Greece where it is extremely popular.
It wasn’t just Jerusalem that had many blue doors. Haifa, Israel’s third largest city and second largest port, on the slopes of Mount Carmel, was filled with blue windows and doors as well.
Old Jaffa had its fair share of blue too.
If I wasn’t seeing blue on the doors and windows, it filled the shops and markets.
Even the food bags were blue.
But the most beautiful blue of all was the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The most recognizable landmark in the city, The Dome of the Rock is the oldest Islamic monument that stands today. As if looking at a painting, the blue sky perfectly framed the dome and left me awestruck. Israel was filled with many “wow” moments but this one holds its position at the top.
Are you feeling blue? Do you have a favorite blue destination or photo? Share below and we’ll compare.