A second photo of the Layers of History series.
This is the southern – western corner of the Temple Mountain. 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.
There are two big and famous mosques on that square (which is located behind these walls, about 15 meters higher)- Al Aksa and the Dome of the Rock. The Western Wall, the holy place for Judaism actually starts in this corner, but the famous part of it is located about 150 meters from this point.
BTW – You can see two holes in a stone at the middle. Muslims believe that Mohammed tied his horse, Al Buraq, to the wall at this point, before he went up to the sky.
Please read more about the history of Jerusalem .
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joso (2417) 2004-01-06 4:23
With that angle you take the photo you realized to give back the monumentality of the Temple.
Very good note too.
Well done, Yitzhak.
jrj (34841) 2004-01-06 5:04
Impressing detail of this historic place, appreciate your notes as very informative.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-01-06 5:15
Very good continuation of your series, Yitzhak. With the point of view in this one, the "layers" aspect is even more graphically emphasized. Appropriately awe-inspiring angle to look at this structure, and good note.
femkevdh (2633) 2004-01-06 5:17
Love this one! These truly are layers of history! very well chosen angle and a perfect blue sky behind. Interesting note.
joseelias (0) 2004-01-06 7:08
Another interesting photo of the layers. Good colors and perspective although a bit more DOF woul be nice.
Can you tell me why that part of the wall so famous?
Georges (11185) 2004-01-06 7:30
Le cadrage d'une ligne diagonale donne toujours de bon résultat.
Le mélange avec les pierres et le ciel bien bleu forme un bon mariage.
La netteté sur le bas de l'image est satisfaisante et le haut se retrouve avec un léger flou mais cela n'enlève pas grand chose à la qualité de votre cliché
Braco pour la composition.
manny (21833) 2004-01-06 7:51
Am not really keen about your frame but I like the texture and the DOF. The shadow and the perspective are also unique.
PLD_images (7149) 2004-01-06 8:30
I agree with Jose about the DOF here. But it's still a very interesting photo. The light and the details of the rock make for good composition.
And again your note is interesting and makes me learn a bit more about the world. Thank you Yitzhak.
dob_31 (0) 2004-01-06 17:53
I like this second shot, because it is down to the level of the matter, we can the raw material. I also the top right part of the wall is out of focus.
Like in the first "layers..." the colors are great and I like the blue of the sky matching the frame. Well done!
emax (919) 2004-01-06 20:31
The perspective of this wall its abstract, but they are very interesting the cracks in the wall. They are seems some kind of sample for the textile.
orme (7215) 2004-01-07 2:10
Good shot, Yitzhak. The textures and colours of the layers are beautiful. Interesting note - especially regarding the two holes. Well framed.
- Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) (22077)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-01-02
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Olympus C-720
- Exposure: f/4.5
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Just look up!, Jerusalem - Layers of history, Jerusalem [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-06 3:54