three thousands years of history are seen in this single photo. This is a view of the southern wall of the Temple Mountain. You can see the dome of the Al Aksa mosque, which was built in the 8th century, above the ruins of the second Jewish temple. The wall was built by king Herod in the 1st century BC to form a huge square around the temple. The upper parts of the wall were built later, layer after layer. We still don’t know all the secrets hidden under all those layers.
I could not upload the note I prepared, because it's too long, but please read more about the history of Jerusalem .
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manny (21833) 2004-01-03 8:04
Wonderful details and very very effective framing. Your perspective makes the building very huge and your notes explains it very well. Thank you for sharing this to us.
Didi (60588) 2004-01-03 8:31
Bonne année Ytzhak
Ce monument est magnifique avec ce contraste pierre/ciel et votre commentaire est très intéressant.
Cependant je vous suggère de photographier en début de matinée avec un éclairage plus doux.
Happy new year Ytzhak
This monument is splendid with this contrast stones/sky and your comment is very interesting. However I suggest you photographing at the beginning of morning with a softer lighting.
clodreno (0) 2004-01-03 9:40
Wonderful sky.. interesting note. You chose a nice framing for this. Good.
jrj (34843) 2004-01-03 10:00
An unusal shooting point from this fine place. Well done Yitzhak
nwoehnl (122) 2004-01-03 10:05
Very well-chosen and impressive angle, Yitzhak. Interesting shapes and textural details, and a good note with the additional link to more details. Well done.
dovi (1068) 2004-01-03 10:25
Yitzak very interesting object, the angle is very good and I like the dark blue sky in the background ( I have a question why did you pick Tranportation as the category for this one??)
Liora (1857) 2004-01-03 10:59
Intersting angle... You really did manage to capture all the elements of this historic wonder, and the note is excellent.
I think I would prefer a brighter sky, but it's very good just as is as well.
cdewet (0) 2004-01-03 11:19
Are you referring to the one Built by Serubabel at the end of the exile under Cyrus? Love your history, since it is also part of the history of the world and the way it shaped the world. I like the top arches but feel the white efforessence on the wall is a bit bright - maybe you can tone it down with the blur tool?
Georges (11185) 2004-01-03 11:45
L'angle de présentation est bien choisi pour donner la taille du bâtiment.
le détails de ces pierre nous montre bien la manière de travailler de ces artisans leurs façon de faire les voûtes , les piliers .
Bravo pour cette visite
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-01-03 13:40
The picture and the note are very instructive here. I think Jerusalem has one of the oldest history of the world.
We can see a lot of details and the picture is very well framed. Well done!
torben (3100) 2004-01-03 15:21
Interesting note, surreal color of the sky, the bit of the dome visible is very good for the composition. Texture of the wall is very interesting but it would be nice to have it a bit sharper.
cxxl (2682) 2004-01-03 15:48
A very imposing wall with great textures. Is it a dorr that has no steps? Nice dark contrasting sky too :)
lemon_logix (1054) 2004-01-03 23:27
Good notes and interesting shot. Lots of details to look at.
dsidwell (9783) 2004-01-04 0:42
Yitzhak, this is very similar in composition to a previous shot of mine from the desert where I'm looking up. This one gives me some good ideas as to how I can improve such a shot. Your angle is slightly skewed, adding interest, and the top of the mosque is perfectly placed to balance the image and provide just a tad more interest. Very dramatic, too!
papagolf21 (101984) 2004-01-04 17:03
Que pourrais-je dire après tant de louanges bien méritées. J'adore l'architecture, je suis servi avec bonheur. Merci Yitzhak !
That I could say after so many well deserved praises. I like the architecture, I am served with happiness. Thank you Yitzhak!
joseelias (0) 2004-01-06 4:55
Great point of view. The contrast of the dark color of the sky with the walls is great! Interesting note.
This photo remindes me an anthropology idea that it's easyer to change the peoples ideas and believes than their places of worship!
PLD_images (7149) 2004-01-06 8:21
Your style of photography is always pleasing for me Yitzhak. I always try to take shot of complete things, where you show us parts. It's a fascinating way to do photography. This is a good exemple of this.
This one is very good. I like that we say great details in the building and the very contrasting sky. Interesting note also.
dob_31 (0) 2004-01-06 17:50
Very meaningful shot, the history of many of our modern beliefs have their origin here or around here. That's what is special about Jerusalem.
Your photo and the note are respectful and I appreciated that. The bold colors are great, especially the blue sky and the matching frame. Well seen!
mcreider (673) 2004-01-24 11:18
Great shot! Not only you succeeded to simply compose it, but also to transfere the sense of history, of its greatness in your photo.
- Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) (22099)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-01-02
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Olympus C-720
- Exposure: f/6.3
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Jerusalem - Layers of history, Jerusalem [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-03 7:52
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