Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jerusalem by night

For SkyWatch Friday, the black dome of the heavens above Jerusalem!

The Old City was lit up last week with dozens of dazzling light displays for the 4th International Light Festival.

At the foot of the newly rebuilt Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter--a whirling "Meetings Composition" with its movements triggered by the location of the spectator.

At the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer--dynamic illumination to nice music.

Illuminated narrow street in the Armenian Quarter.

At Jaffa Gate--the Italian "Cupola."

But even with "just" her normal illumination, the Old City is beautiful, so beautiful.
Here, the Western Wall and above it, the Temple Mount with the Muslim Dome of the Rock and el Aksa mosque.

The Citadel or Tower of David.

Hundreds of thousands walked along the old city wall and entered by various gates.
Enlarge the photo to see the people.
In the sky above the Latin Patriarchate, a big Vatican flag.

The Old City and the new city.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.


Steffi said...

Fantastic photos for SWF,Dina!The lights in the darkness are so beautiful.My camera don´t like take photos in the darkness ;-(.
Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There are both mystery and romance in these night shots of your city. (I can never seem to get the night shots right, so I envy yours!)

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Gary said...

Wow they're fabulous Boom & Gary Of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Meoww said...

These are amazing shots. I love the shot taken in the narrow street.

Robert Geiss said...

What an adventure ! Thank you for allowing to be a part of it.

Please have a good Friday.

Jim said...

These are fantastic, particularly the cupola. Great to see more light festivals around the world.

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Glow-rious sights!

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Pietro said...

I've enjoyed very much this fascinating sequence of "Jerusalem by night"!

Kay said...

I amazed at the gorgeous photos you're able to get at night. Mine are usually fuzzy and not very dramatic. Excellent shots!

Birdman said...

Looks almost magical to me.

JM said...

Fantastic night shots! Great job, Dina.

VP said...

Spectacular and surely eye catching, but there is no way I would ever like these things...

James said...

Absolutely beautiful shots!

Reader Wil said...

These displays of light are fabulous! The cupola is breath taking! Many of these buildings I remember to have seen with you! Once again thank you so much.

mirae said...

hello beautiful Dina, I sooooo love this light play it is fantastic.
and this" meetings compositon" is the ultimate metaphor.we are light sensitive beings -light travels through our hearts and minds it is our way to experience and react to the universe and our lives.
I always have said that I see some of the best art of the internet on this site. here is further evidence.

shalom love and light

vincibene said...

Fantastic series!

Pat said...

What a wonderful display of lights throughout Jerusalem! I enlarged the photo of the old city wall and was amazed to see all those people!

I pray for the peace of Jerusalem and I pray for God's protection over this special city, and over all of Israel, for that matter!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

The italian Cupola is stunning. Fantastic night shot. Congratulations!