Saturday, July 24, 2010

Listening and learning

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Kristine and Mark didn't notice they were covered in little checkerboard shadows that were just right for Shadow Shot Sunday.
My visiting friends were too engrossed in listening to the audio guide.

This is what they were looking at and hearing about--the Holyland model of Jerusalem as it may have looked in the year 66 C.E.
The model now resides at the Israel Museum.
The museum's white Shrine of the Book, of Dead Sea scrolls fame, is visible just behind the model.
The square building on the left horizon is Israel's Knesset
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Please click to read about the model.

Visitors stand and gaze in wonder at the size and majesty of the Second Temple.
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10 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

What a fun shadow catch...and what cool scenery to be gazing upon...thanks for the mini tour!

Annie said...

I'm always impressed by how uncluttered by people these ruins are. My daughter was in Tunisia a few years ago and she visited Carthage. No one else was there.

BLOGitse said...

Historical shots...Happy SSS weekend from Casablanca!

frayedattheedge said...

Super shadow shot of your friends - and an interesting snippet of history!

Ralph said...

It is amazing that many Roman edifices are still standing, made from long ago materials. The replica seems true to form to someone who hasn't seen, but imagines the view from back then. The second temple has to have been huge, the model equally impressive...

Kay said...

That's such a fun shadow effect on your friends. That Second Temple was really huge! It does bring to mind a tragic time, though.

anka said...

This is quite a nice place to chase shadows.

Hey Harriet said...

I love that your friends both have matching checkerboard shadow patterns! Well spotted! Have yourself a great week ahead :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

That is a gorgeous place, and the shadows are superb, love the checkers.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thanks you for posting this. He very much would like to see it. He is fascinated with history.