Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jerusalem of gold

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Morning's first rays as seen from the roof of Ecce Homo Convent -- what could be better?
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I love every part of Jerusalem, but the 0.9 square kilometer Old City circled by the 500 year old ramparts has to be my favorite.
Made up of the Muslim Quarter, Christian Quarter, Jewish Quarter, and Armenian Quarter, the Old City has a little bit of everything (and of everybody).
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City Daily Photo group is having first day of the month Theme Day about our favorite part of town.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants .
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25 comments:

Kate said...

You are living in such an historic place! I've been there and agree that the Old City is more than fantastic.

ρομπερτ said...

What a treasure, of and for the world.


Please have you all a good new month.


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Ann said...

Beautiful light on the stone.

Kay said...

So beautiful... and when the sun hits it, that gold color is truly magnificent.

Jilly said...

A stunning image, Dina. I think all of us who live in old cities love the old part. Your city is beautiful!

Hels said...

That is an absolute landmark song in my life. Of course everyone loved it and felt connected, but I spent my Gap Year in Israel in 1966 and returned to Australia in Jan 1967. It was the first song I learned off by heart, after leaving Israel.

cieldequimper said...

A magnificent photo of everyone's heritage Dina.

Gunn said...

Very picturesque, beautiful details and fantastic light!
I fully understand that this place and this view is your favorite!:)

Bleeding Orange said...

The light is amazing!

VP said...

I agree.

Mary Ann said...

It's a beautiful spot, with impressive history to match.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

So much history & so beautiful

Francisca said...

What a wonderful photo of a beautiful and historic place, Dina. After learning on VP's site that the Armenian's were the first to adopt Christianity as a national religion, it is curious they have their own quarter apart from the Christians. (Yes, I am sadly ignorant of your city's history.)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

If I had a ticket headed your way, that would be exactly where I go. Takes ones breath away.

Dina, do you know the name of the horse that Mohamad ascended to heaven on?

JM said...

What a gorgeous shot, Dina! Well done.

Dina said...

Friends, thank you all for your thoughts.

Pasadena Adjacent, Muhammad rode on a horse-like creature named al-Buraq.
It means the lightning. In Hebrew we also say "barak" for lightning.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Barak Obama - I wasn't expecting that association- super cool!

Dick said...

It must be a very interesting place, I like the picture, the early sunlight is beautiful too

Rayna Eliana said...

What a gorgeous capture of mood and beauty.

Rob and Mandy said...

What a wonderful photo!

Rob and Mandy said...

How was the song, Yerushalayim shel zahav?

Petrea said...

ρομπερτ's comment is right, of course--Jerusalem is a treasure "of and for the world." That's why a little bit of everything and everybody is there.

I love PA's question and your answer. Very interesting. I always learn something fascinating here. Treasure indeed!

Carola said...

This place is so special, so beautiful so fantastic for all people, for visitors and, like you show us, for inhabitants too.
Jerusalem is a GREAT town.
A wonderful photo.

Buck said...

What a beautiful photo. So much to see, how can one take it all in? Amazing. Thank you for sharing!

Pietro said...

Wonderful, really enjoyable view, Dina.