There is the panoramic view to Bahai's Gardens and Haifa city from Carmel mount.
Haifa is the largest city in Northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 264,900. Haifa has a mixed population of Jews and Arabs. It is also home to the Bahá'í World Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Haifa, built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, has a history dating back to Biblical times. The earliest known settlement in the vicinity was Tell Abu Hawam, a small port city established in the Late Bronze Age (14th century BCE).In the 3rd century CE, Haifa was known as a dye-making center. Over the centuries, the city has changed hands: It has been conquered and ruled by the Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, Egyptians, and the British. Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the city has been governed by the Haifa Municipality.
Today, the city is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa covering 63.7 square kilometres (24.6 sq mi). It is located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Tel Aviv and is the major regional center of northern Israel. Two respected academic institutions, the University of Haifa and the Technion, are located in Haifa, and the city plays an important role in Israel's economy. It has several high-tech parks, among them the oldest and largest in the country, an industrial port, and a petroleum refinery. Haifa was formerly the western terminus of an oil pipeline from Iraq via Jordan.
The Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith, also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, are garden terraces that form nine above and nine below the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel within Haifa, Israel. Described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, they are one of the most visited tourist attractions in Israel. The architect is Fariborz Sahba from Iran (now lives in Canada).
The terraces represent the first eighteen disciples of the Báb, who were designated "Letter of the Living" (info.bahai.org), although individual terraces are connected with individual Letters.
Nine concentric circles thus provide the main geometry of the eighteen terraces. Just as the identification of a circle presupposes a centre, so the terraces have been conceived as generated from the Shrine of the Báb. The eighteen terraces plus the one terrace of the Shrine of the Báb make nineteen terraces total. Nineteen is a significant number within both the Bahá'í and Bábí religions.
On July 2008, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee added the Baha'i Shrines and Gardens in Haifa and Acre to the eleven World Heritage Sites in Israel. The resting places of the faith's founding fathers Baha'u'llah and the Bab, they represent the first World Heritage sites connected with a religious tradition born in modern times. The elaborate landscaped gardens and shrines are a site of annual pilgrimage, not only for the 5 million-strong Baha'i faithful, but also for hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world.
(from Wikipedia, edited by serp2000)
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gildasjan (42168) 2009-06-23 1:31
Très bon POV pour mettre ces superbes couleurs en valeur.
thor68 (5586) 2009-06-23 3:18
excellent panoramic view of haifa and the wonderful bahaí garden and shrine! :-) love all the fresh green
in the foreground. hard to imagine that it is already 6 years ago that i was up there too.
well done & best wishes, thor.
aadilj (18102) 2009-06-23 4:43
Hey Serghei, you surely have evolved into such a master. this shot is sheer delight and ahs been so well compsoed and framed
fritzi007 (8098) 2009-06-23 10:25
Ein gelungenes Panoramabild, wirklich eine gute Arbeit!
siamesa (27753) 2009-06-23 12:36
The holy city. Always marvelous and your picture is fantastic to show it. TFS
hispic (9652) 2009-06-23 20:07
Orange color surrounded by green is very impressive, and the line toward the sea brings an excellent effect to the image, the shadows in the foreground gives a stability and a three-dimensional impression to the image. Very well-considered composition, beautiful.
emka (83992) 2009-06-23 23:40
Bahai gardens... When i was there they were just beginning to set them, here they are ready and beautiful. Interesting POV from carmel Mountain, with the temple below, rather than up. Panorama is really amazing here.
I like the idea of this garden - very human friendly. Also the principles of Bahai is very attractive to me. Instead of fightins with other religions - to regard them as the same.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-06-24 0:19
Wonderful panoramic view of Haifa
Excellent colours, light and depth
Have a nice day
Urs (14082) 2009-06-24 0:41
That looks great to me and I guess to many others as well. One could argue with you why you have the main attraction, the garden, placed in the center and not a bit off center. In my view - I do not know if that would be possible - to place the road diagonal in your shot, would be the top choice. However you have framed it your way. Very lively colors, great sharpness and many details. Well done
denisn72 (8300) 2009-06-24 5:06
The gardens in the foreground are really gorgeous. The general view of the city is amazing. Great colours and sharpness (especially in the foreground). Very good light and point of view. Very informative and instructive note. Thanks for sharing.
aristo (3214) 2009-06-24 10:51
Fantastic and colourful panorama of Haifa!The garden looks amazing.Superb photo my friend!
Selmik (3192) 2009-06-24 22:53
не смог пройти мимо такой красоты.Панорама,цвета,деталировка-великолепны.Кроме того,усмотрел интересную картинку - если внимательно присмотрется и добавить чуточку воображения то нижняя часть с пальмами,средняя часть и улица позади церкви образуют контур Эйфелевой башни.Не правда ли интересно получается? :-)
pierrefonds (59300) 2009-07-03 17:25
The point of view from the top to the bottom is allowing us to see the details and colors of an area off the city. It is also giving depth to the composition. The light is enhancing the different tints of colors of the picture. have a nice day.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-09-20 22:53
What can I say after having been there too?
The shot, is beautifully done.
Amaz (11475) 2009-09-24 2:08
Wonderful capture, Serghei!!!
Excellent colours and fine composition!!