Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Heavenly Blue

Did you know that in many cultures blue is a protective color? Blue doors are said to protect a home and blue ceilings ward off ghosts and evil spirits. According to my color guru, Leatrice Eiseman, blue is also the color associated with many religions and a connection to the heavens. It is also the color symbolic of mercy and it is believed that the Ten Commandments were carved on sapphire tablets. So it wasn't a big surprise to see a lot of blue in Jerusalem. Here I share a few of my favorite heavenly blues from our recent trip to this holy city. 

What do you associate with the color blue? 


  1. I especially love that blue ceiling pic...from a mosque or synagogue? Croatia was also full of blue doors, windows, etc. We're hoping to frame some of our colorful door and window pictures when we get around to it. It is so beautiful to come across so much wonderful color in such old buildings, knowing how much time and thought went into creating these things.

    1. Trace- the blue ceiling is in the Church of All Nations, a Catholic church on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.