The highest point on Old Jaffa, a summit-garden with 360deg. view(see a pic. posted before), this pic. due west.
Jaffa has a 4000 years of history, and an archeology-excavations taken place within this garden.
The earliest remains found here, are from the reign of the Kingdom of ancient Egypt "Canaan".
1,000 years later - 8 BC, the Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Jaffa, and later:
Hellenistic period ,Roman ,Crusades,Ottoman period,
Christian period until mid 19th century.
In 1824 with the return of Jews to Jaffa, and later the establishement of Tel-Aviv north of Jaffa in 1908, begun the modern era of the town as we know it nowadays. In 1918 The British took over the Mandate until 1948, with the independence of the State-of-Israel, Jaffa became part of the city of Tel-Aviv.
A WS with slightly diff. POV over.
Location of the garden: 32.0545, 34.7536
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lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-04-15 4:06
A beautiful garden with the view of the sea.Lovely palm trees and the blue poled lampposts make it a very charming place. That tall tower with the bell stands out against the blue sky. Looks like an enjoyable place for walks. The image is sharp bright and cheerful.
dta (52194) 2012-04-15 4:07
Hello Ike ,
A splendid composition with a lot to look at . A picturesque place , no doubt .
krzychu30 (9369) 2012-04-15 4:13
wow,what a delightful scenery.A real pleasure to enjoy this view.The photo is perfectly framed and has stunning,vivid colors which make the whole scene even more beautiful and picturesque.Your picture is like a best postcard inviting us to visit Jaffa and Tel-Aviv.
Have a nice sunday
cornejo (18688) 2012-04-15 4:48
Hi Ike, very good photo of this beautiful and interesting garden, very well composed and framed, very well done with clarity, good light and natural colors. Very good job my friend, my congratulations. Good afternoon and happy start to the week. Tfs.
Best regards and best wishes.
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-15 5:08
Really beautiful photo,very well done my friend.TFS
Kielia (20657) 2012-04-15 5:11
what a wonderful view! Walking through this garden must be a pleasure. This is a very nice and very well composed impression of this interesting place. The perspective is excellent and the colors are very beautiful. My compliments also for the interesting notes!
pierrefonds (48643) 2012-04-15 5:20
The palm trees are leading my eye toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the gardens and of the buildings. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Miguel82 (8531) 2012-04-15 5:41
What a beautiful and green garden!
It is also well maintained
Nice colors and sharp shot
debmercury (304) 2012-04-15 6:00
I really like the exotic foliage and palm trees which look so elegant in your photograph. Great colours and clarity.
All the best
jlbrthnn (79787) 2012-04-15 7:31
I love the framing, and I appreciate the exposure control. Light and natural colors are very nice. Palm trees mingle harmoniously with interesting architecture. The sharpness is perfect.
Have a nice day
eldancer1 (17306) 2012-04-15 7:54
Beautiful garden! Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-15 9:00
güzel ,ayrıtılar iyi seviyede ve bütün olarak iyi çekilmiº bir fotoğraf.tebrik ederim.
jemaflor (69667) 2012-04-15 9:15
Very pleasant brightness and good composition, nice blue sky, perfect to see well garden and church.
paololg (31442) 2012-04-15 9:48
Ciao dear Ike,
pleasant image of this garden in Jaffa, a photo characterized by the perfect sharpness and the good brightness. Very interesting and useful your notes about the history of this place that has seen 4000 years of civilization and ancient history. Great work, my friend, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
Sonata11 (28726) 2012-04-15 9:54
WOW !!!what impressively beautiful garden and architecture wonderfully executed from an excellent POV and DOF too. Perfectly manage like usually light, colors, sharpness, clarity of deatils. An exquisite photo with tranquil atmosphere. I love it. Thank you for sharing.
All the best and have a nice afternoon,
Cricri (87288) 2012-04-15 10:22
Très jolie présentation et composition, la lumière et les couleurs sont très agréable, j'aime les touches bleu qui ce copie a celle du ciel et de la mer, un jardin agréable, très jolie présentation
TopGeo (38000) 2012-04-15 11:08
Absolutely wonderful shot. Good POV, composition. Very nice natural colors. I loved this shot note and WS. The view and elements in the background adds a fine mood.
JFS (32425) 2012-04-15 11:48
At first sight, I thought it was California! Nice architecture and great atmosphere. It seems that summer arrived in Tel Aviv!
adramad (27872) 2012-04-15 13:03
This wonderful garden that variety and beautiful combination of different plants, palm trees stand out, both in height and for its beauty, beautiful buildings also see the bottom, no doubt a corner for a stroll and enjoy this beautiful setting.
Magnificently captured with a flawless luminosity and color. Congratulations my friend. I love it.
I wish you a good start this week.
raszid62 (18472) 2012-04-15 14:55
Magnificent garden - palms, yuccas, great use of stone in the garden architecture, in the background two beautiful small palaces and a garden somewhere near the blue sea. Beautiful colors and excellent quality.
צהריים טובים. בגן מרהיב - דקלים, yuccas, שימוש נהדר של אבן באדריכלות הגן, בשני ארמונות רקע קטנים יפים גן אי שם ליד הים הכחול. צבעים יפים באיכות מעולה. שלך.
bayno (16395) 2012-04-15 22:29
pleasant image to look at, powerful light that illuminates the vivid colors, the garden is beautiful and well framed with the church perfectly set, very nice contrast between the three main colors...
mkamionka (24796) 2012-04-15 23:24
beautiful garden. I like the pleasant well saturated colors and a great clarity of the view. The palm trees add a nice exotic touch. Nice architecture as well.
Very attractive photo,
jhm (123068) 2012-04-16 1:46
We get a wonderful garden out of a hot country with the different palmtrees.
A pleasant panoramic view about these area.
What a lovely sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
francio64 (38188) 2012-04-16 5:04
Hi dear Ike,
una bella immagine dalla tua bella Israele.
Ottima composizione con le palme ad arricchirla e la chiesa in BG ottimamente posizionata nel fotogramma, rispettando bene la regola dei terzi.
Luce ben gestita e ottimo sharp. Bella foto! Complimenti!
Royaldevon (18315) 2012-04-16 12:04
I would love to take part in an archaeological dig.
This is a well composed shot with good guides and a fine sense of depth produced by the f/g tree and the distant tower. Fine sharpness.
This is how I imagined Tel Aviv rather than new highrise buildings.
My warm regards,
lousat (58404) 2012-04-16 14:02
Hi Ike,the name of Jaffa is very famous in my country for a tropical fruits mark..ehehe...and i think that the cultivation are very close this place..a very rich composition and a beautiful corner of your country,sharpness and colors at the top.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (74460) 2012-04-17 1:33
nice the view of the garden in the old part of the city of Jaffa,with he brilliant light management to brings out the details of the image.I like the created perspective as the colours contrast perfect between them.
Have a good day,Danos
mauro61 (52527) 2012-04-17 1:39
buona ripresa del giardino con le tante palme e l'azzurro del mare sullo sfondo.
la chiesa è ben collocata al'interno dell'inquadratura .
Buona la luce distribuita in maniera omogenea sull'immagine,
mirosu (5553) 2012-04-19 4:46
Lively photo with excellent colors. Nice composition. Well done.
PaulVDV (15323) 2012-04-20 11:04
I have a little preference for the composition in the workshop. But both pictures give a very beautiful and speciallly bright view of that wonderful garden on the highest point of Old Jaffa. The green trees and plants certainly look very nice under that clear blue sky.
The wide open view over the Mediterranean from this high point is a splendid backdrop.
Best regards, Paul
delpeoples (45636) 2012-04-22 5:31
Hi dear Ike
This city seems to have an impressive history. I like the POV which demonstrates the high altitude of this city. The architecture is wonderful and you have captured it superbly.
josepmarin (55185) 2012-04-29 11:55
in this image you offer us the fantastic combination of the green gardens in this park, with the architecture of the city, and a few wonderful blue tones of the sky and of the sea in background.
The photo has a splendid light, a great sharpness and a few beautiful natural colors.
An excellent composition.
PecoBud (3778) 2012-05-10 9:23
There are some many things to view in this photo, I found myself looking deeper and deeper into this beautifully presented photo, and finally had to stop and let you know how much I like it. When I'm done writing this note, I'm going back to looking at it.
There seems to be so much history here and you've captured it perfectly and with great care to all the details to light, color and clarity. Very sharp and clear photo with superb DOF and your POV is STUNNING..........I LIKE IT!! Great Job Ike!!
TFS.......Your Friend from California...........Buddy
emka (58944) 2012-05-10 23:16
very nice view from old Jaffa,. Isn't it better than modern Tel Aviv? beautiful church, palms and the sea behind. beautiful capture nicely composed, lovely colours.
jmdias (46222) 2012-05-12 3:09
a beautiful view of this garden with the sea ahead. I liked the architecture of the church ahead. beautiful light, sharpness and framing. a beautiful sample of this known place.
clic (11279) 2012-05-18 13:44
This "green" piece of Java... or Tel-Aviv, as you said, looks quite attractive, especially when located by the sea and it constitutes an appealing location to take pictures!
Are the "Jaffa dates" sold around here in Canada from that region?
baddori (19065) 2012-09-10 13:14
722 A.C Assyrians, Israel and Babylon 587 BC Judah.
Jaffa now unified and increasingly beautiful.
Jaffa road from the 19th century, typical and charming pioneering.
One photo a bright and fresh, an icon that opens the Jerusalem center of three religions.
I'm sorry but my professors (Jesuits) were and are strict)
ourania (13047) 2012-09-11 8:03
a lovely picture with exquisite depth and clarity that allow us to learn a lot about this place. The architecture and the natural elements are very interesting and pleasing. Everything is well defined and beautiful in this light. The colours are lovely and vibrant and the contrasts well managed. This sunshine and colours really make your day. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
jcpix (3756) 2012-12-09 18:52
Amazing that something so ancient is still in being uncovered. Beautiful gardens indeed, I like the blue lamp posts scattered throughout and the distant horizon on the sea really gives some nice depth. Nicely put together Ike, this looks to be a very casual and scenic location...especially on a bright, sunny day. Well presented.
Hope you have a good week ahead,
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (38022)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-15 3:18