Thursday, December 2, 2010

Views from Mt. Scopus

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The natural place to get closest to the sky in Jerusalem in on Mount Scopus/Mount of Olives, with its elevation of 2710 feet or 826 meters.

So, for SkyWatch Friday here is the sky and the land in all directions as seen from this highest point.
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East--the Judean Desert
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Southwest--the Temple Mount (enlarge to find the golden Dome of the Rock) inside the Old City
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Northwest--the tall mast of the Calatrava bridge, at the western entrance to Jerusalem, is on the skyline at the right.
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South--A-Tor and the tall Russian Orthodox Church of the Ascension.
Herodion is visible on the horizon.
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10 comments:

Sara said...

Thank you for the views from Mount Scopus. It did my heart good to stand there with you!

Kay said...

What a view!!! Art would be the first one to climb up there with you. I'd go, too... by car though.

Gunnar said...

Nice images of Jerusalem, nice wiew.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Yhis was beautiful and also interesting :) My favourite picture is the first one - it's awesome!

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2010/12/swflund-in-snow.html

LauraX said...

Lovely photos Dina, chag urim sameach v'shabbat shalom!

Jack and Joann said...

I always love coming here. It is like every week you are giving us a geography lesson on ancient country.
Thank you. I keep your blog posted on my list of most interesting blogs.

Oh, and Happy Hanukkah!

Springman said...

Extraordinary!

VP said...

A great view, probably the the best view of Jerusalem.

Tarun Mitra said...

first view is stunning :)

Francisca said...

Dina, this is a breathtaking series of images. I thought of you when I saw the headlines in our paper this morning about the fires in your country. How awful to suffer the big fires again!