Sunday, June 14, 2015

Two domes, one crescent and one cross

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In honor of Ramadan, which begins on Thursday, here is a favorite shot of the Dome of the Rock.
It is a Muslim shrine (not a mosque), built in 687-691 by the ninth Omayyad caliph, Abd al-Malik.
I took this picture in December 2008 from the roof of the Ecce Homo Convent.
The grey dome with the cross belongs to their church. 
On the left of the photo is the Mount of Olives.
All the houses of worship and the holy places are packed together in Jerusalem's Old City, area less than one square kilometer.
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(Linking to inSPIREd Sunday.  Lots of nice churches at the meme; have a look.)
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14 comments:

Gerard Michaud said...

This small area has a lot of History packed into it. Very nice photo Dina
Alice

Birdman said...

Gracious me. You covered it all!

Cloudia said...

LOVE this shot!





ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
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Kay said...

You do live in an incredible place steeped in history, conflict and reverence.

Deepa Madhu said...

Loved the shot. I will visit the city one day. Your descriptions are so tempting.

Bergson said...

a city so beautifull with all old buildings

Karl Demetz said...

Great photo with a wonderful view, Dina !
The golden dome can certainly be seen from far away.

VP said...

I have been inside the Dome of the Rock, a long time ago...

William Kendall said...

Such a small area, but so much history. I've set scenes inside and around the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount.

cieldequimper said...

Ramadan already...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I just learned that Old Jerusalem is less than a square kilometer. Wow!

Janis
GDP

visualnorway said...

The gold drew the eye, but nice to see such fine domes composed so well.

Reader Wil said...

It's a very beautiful shot!

anastasia ana said...

I love Jerusalem! .. at any time, from any angle :)