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. The Arab population used to be predominantly Christian, while some of the Jewish population arrived from Russia. 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.
(from Wikipedia, edited by serp2000)
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Juzo (4363) 2009-11-28 0:35
great POV. very dense little city and excellent light, Well done TFS.
JT50 (1491) 2009-11-28 5:36
This is a tight frame jammed with
buildings. Good POV capturing a vast
area. Wise to include the vegetation
in otherwise this concrete jungle.
Have a nice Saturday.
brano14 (2853) 2009-11-28 16:19
Amazing view,nicely framed photo,very good fresh colors,good note.
siamesa (27763) 2009-11-28 20:43
A very beautiful city with an important significance to the world history.Colours and sharpness are excellents.
Have a nice Sunday
bakes888 (18499) 2009-11-28 23:35
Excellent photo, nice natural framing and good colours and details. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a good Sunday, Paul.
holmertz (45341) 2009-11-29 3:08
An interesting view, well framed by trees and bushes. I have never been to Haifa, but it looks quite different from Tel Aviv, and of course Jerusalem. I expect it to be a rather dynamic city, which the picture indicates.
s_lush (16134) 2009-11-30 3:32
Привет, Сергей! Спасибо за содержательную и хорошо иллюстрированную информацию о городе, где я пока не был, но где у меня много друзей и знакомых. Говорят, что бывшие харьковчане по приезду в Израиль предпочитали селиться именно в Хайфе (или, как у нас говорят, в Хайфове), может быть слышали что-то родное в названии города. Что касается снимка, то он такой красочный и солнечный, что может вызвать очередную волну эмиграции, хотя тех, кто имеет на нее право среди моих знакомых можно пересчитать по пальцам одной руки. В любом случае, поздравляю с отличным снимком!
BeBeHooker (0) 2009-11-30 5:35
Amazing point of view. Wonderful cityscape of Hajfa. Wonderful light and colors.
Graal (100166) 2009-11-30 23:38
very nice post card from Haifa. Good POV and natural frame. An interesting presentation. I like it.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-12-09 1:13
Hello Serghei! Amazing POV and DOF, perfect cityscape. Ideal colours. Wonderful exposure. Original shot. Shalom!
macjake (61566) 2009-12-11 10:37
having never been to this part of the world, i really appreciate seeing this cityscape - gived us an idea what it looks like.
pretty rooftops, with bright lighting
pierrefonds (60444) 2009-12-26 18:56
The branches in the foreground are helping in the framing of the scenery. The point of is leading my eye towarf the boats in the harbour which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the buildings. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.