The Wailing Wall, the former west wall of the plateau is the second Temple in Jerusalem. The wall is not - as often assumed - a wall of the temple itself. The wall built firts by Solomon was already destroyed in 586 BC by the Babylonians. After the occupation of Jerusalem by the Persians a simple temple was built about 515 BC. The general view was expanded by King Herod the Great. Recent archaeological excavations have, however, funded under the southern part of the wall to light coins, which date from long after Herod's death. The Western Wall was completed first under Herod Agrippa II, the grandson of Herod. The temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD during the Jewish War.
The square in front of the Wailing Wall is open around the clock. Access is free. To reach this place, the visitor must pass through security checkpoints, where people and objects with the help of metal detectors and x-rays are examined. Men need when entering this area a head covering, but not necessarily wear a kippa. For married women there is also the duty of wearing a head covering.
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snunney (100186) 2012-12-03 7:32
A fine close-up on this intimate moment. I like the point of view and framing. The warm tones of the old stones are nicely rendered under a good light. The shadow bottom right is a plus.
pierrefonds (66973) 2012-12-03 7:36
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing a person doing is prayers close to the wall. The light has good effect on the colors. Have a nce day.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-12-03 8:40
Hallo Achim. Ein subtiles Foto, - und eines zum Nachdenken über Israel und die plolitischen Verhältnisse in Nahost. Gut gesehen und präsentiert.
besnard (56447) 2012-12-03 8:49
Un moment de grande concentration pour cet homme. Je suis sure qu'il n'a pas remarqué ta présence.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
rychem (36935) 2012-12-03 10:32
Ein Foto mit einem tiefen Gedanken, etwas zum Nachdenken, der Mann in Schwarz kontrastiert mit der hell beleuchteten Wand, sehr gute klassische Komposition
pajaran (61294) 2012-12-03 11:48
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o zidu placa, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text on the wall of the plot, with the given data and history ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice moment shown.
Good evening and all the best.
jhm (153806) 2012-12-05 3:44
Elder men take a chair to the Wailing Wall.
Your picture shows perfect the religion, also the shade of the hat of the second man.
Sharpness and colors are nice uses.
Very well done, TFS.
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-12-05 11:03
Excellent moment to shoot praying at the The Wailing Wall.Excellent choice of your angle this gives perspective and depth image. Very well done, TFS.
carlo62 (49325) 2012-12-05 15:20
la presenza dell'ombra rende la foto molto più interessante, colpisce l'attenzione e la curiosità di chi guarda.
Graal (102930) 2012-12-05 23:48
an interesting reportage and scene from famous place in Jerusalem. Good shot. Well comment in note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
serp2000 (44340) 2012-12-07 8:37
I was here in 2008, good capture of the sacral moment. Amazing shadow of the next prayer. Well done!
Cricri (120219) 2012-12-07 11:15
une note très intéressante pour comprendre cette scéne, très particulière, d'un moment sacré, bonne lumière et présentation
Silvio1953 (144558) 2013-10-25 3:11
Ciao Achim, lovely composition with famous wall, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (39348) 2013-10-31 2:50
A very minimalistic composition but one which gains strength because of its simplicity. The subject completely dominates the frame. The details of the wall, vey well composed, add context.
Have a lovely day,
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-07 8:29
one of the holiest places on earth with great and deep history. you captured and presented the moment of meditation very well. i love the inclusion of the shade at the corner. it is like the spirituality of the believer, seperate from his physical existance.
CLODO (34552) 2014-02-06 4:24
A street picture, but what I like the best is the addition of the shadow of the hat which closes the picture.