Friday, June 20, 2014

The softness of evening

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Last Sunday was I think my first time to be on the Mount of Olives after 8 pm.
It's quite beautiful with the Church of All Nations illuminated.
Inside the walls are the ancient olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane.
The gold onion-shaped domes further up the hill are the Church of Mary Magdalene and the Russian Orthodox convent.

The deep blue sky over Jerusalem is for SkyWatch Friday.
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10 comments:

VP said...

I remember both quite well, but I have never seen them in the evening...

William Kendall said...

You capture the scene beautifully. I would love to see the Mount for myself.

Birdman said...

I long for a look inside at those walls now.

Sara said...

Lovely. I can still remember like it was yesterday my first visit inside the Church of All Nations in 1974, and the old olive trees outside too.

cieldequimper said...

Does it smell as lovely as I think it might on top of being beautiful?

Blogger is excruciatingly slow tonight, but this was worth the wait!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an incredible photo. Looks like something straight out of a postcard.

janiceadcock said...

It is always nice to see pictures of these places. The evening light really adds to the picture.

Dina said...

Birdman, I will post some inside the garden pics.

Sara, they just finished cleaning and repairing all the mosaics on the ceiling. So now it is all shiny; well, at least when they turn on the lights.

Ciel, thanks for your patience with Blogger.
I did not notice any nice smell, sorry.

Kay said...

I do love the lighting in these photos.

Petrea Burchard said...

I look forward to your pics from inside that deeply historical garden.