Thursday, January 15, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Where else can you see skies so blue and a water temple modeled after the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy? 
In Sunol, that's where! 

This lovely water temple, designed by Willis Polk and constructed in 1910, was severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. But thanks to a community-led effort to raise funds for its restoration, it has now returned to its original beauty...

Water Temple, Sunol, CA
(1/15/09)

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To view more images of the temple grounds, click here.

18 comments:

Photo Cache said...

It's beautiful. I have to visit Sunol and see what's there (I hear there's lots worth photographing).

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

I just love that temple! The sky is such a pretty color of blue too!

Thanks for the visit.

Janie said...

That is a beautiful temple, especially as you depict it with the blue sky above. I'm glad it's been saved.

Ida said...

Great motive.
With a clear blue sky in the background.

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous shot! The water temple is beautiful, especially against the stunning blue sky.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

A beautiful sky and interesting structure. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Linnea, your photos are beautiful, I love your travel blog photos.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I will visit again.
Smiles

Louise said...

Stunning shot. Love the perspective, and WOW! to that blue sky!

Gattina said...

I wished I had the same blue sky here right now !

Lew said...

Beautiful sky to serve as a canvas for the temple!

Small City Scenes said...

And a beauty it is. Ah, the blue sky is wonderful. Send it this way---please. MB

Elfe said...

Fantastic deep blue sky! We have a light-blue Winter sky here. I am looking forward to Spring.
Have a nice weekend!

floreta said...

i like how the two trees frame this picture. good job.

Inkivääri said...

What a nice pic and composition in it - white stone on the blue sky. You really have little more warm there8)

Tarolino said...

Where else indeed. Absolutely wonderful shot for SWF. Such a beautiful colour combination. Blue and white (the colours of the Finnish flag :D)It's lovely how the trees (cypresses?) frame the photo.

theArthurClan said...

Oh wow ~ what a lovely water temple! Your photo is composed wonderfully and the angle of your shot is fantastic. So glad I popped over here and got to see it!

Sharon said...

This is a magnificent photo! Love the contrast of the temple and the sky! Happy Friday:)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very beautiful. Like the history story as well
Weather is cold,foggy but beautiful, as we have freezing fog. Thanks for the stop over