The Bahai Shrine and its gardens is one of the most beautiful places in Haifa. This picture has been taken in the eve of Israel's 59th Independence Day.
Some facts about this site:
Most of the exterior is Italian marble with the pillars made of pink granite.
The dome is cladded with 14,000 handmade golden bricks imported from the Netherlands.
Located midway in the 19 terraced gardens, called 'The 19 steps', with nine above and nine below it.
The base of the dome has nine sides, symbolizing for the Bahai faith the unity of the great nine world religions.
The temple is also called 'The Shrine of the Bab' as it is the burial place of Bab (Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad), Forerunner of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i religion, is buried in the golden-domed mausoleum.
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jarvmobile (571) 2007-05-03 10:22
Well composed shot. Given that the shrine is such a focal point in this picture maybe it would have been good to crop a little from the RHS to ensure that the shrine was dead central. Nice though!
Partha_c (2029) 2007-05-03 10:50
Hi Andrei. A very nice shot of Bahai Shrine with beautiful contrast while projecting its illumination. We have a Bahai Shrine here called Lotus Temple. I made a WS mainly to focus on the shrine proper. Hope you won't mind. Regards.
rafikabbas (4) 2007-05-09 5:34
What a lovely photo of the Bahá’í Shrine on Mount Caramel/Haifa, it reminds me of my visit to Israel in 2003 when I took my wife and 3 daughters to visit our eldest son who was doing a Year Of Service at the Bahá’í World Centre. The whole family enjoyed the trip, the weather was nice, the food excellent and the beauty of the Bahá’í places & gardens were out of this world.
Thank you for this nice photo.
- Copyright: Andrei Zalmanovich (andreizl) (63)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fuji Finepix 6500fd, Fujinon 10.7 x optical zoom, F2.8-F4.9, 58mm B+W UV
- Exposure: f/4.6, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-03 10:13