Clock-Square/circle in Old-Jaffa is the most notable center in the area. It had gone through massive renovation effort in recent years.
The clock-tower originally built in 1906 by the Ottoman-Empire in honor of the 25 years to power by the Turkish Sultan Abdul Hamid II. The square served as an important center in the 19th century and the buildings around held many government offices.
This was the entrance to old Jaffe back in time.
A wikipedia page about the history of the Clock-Tower.
Picture taken on late afternoon's low light, with exp. Bias of +1/3 .
Location of the Clock-tower square: 32.055, 34.75625
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Nicou (126490) 2013-04-18 8:35
Avec ces drapeaux qui remonte en bleu et blanc quelle vue sur cette tour avec l'animation dans la rue sueprbe vue et image
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (53757) 2013-04-18 8:59
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na mesto i kulu sa satom ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokana kula sa satom.
Lepo mesto i arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good article on the place of the given data ...
Nice view of the position and the clock tower ...
Good picture, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, nice call a clock tower.
Nice place and architecture.
Have a great day, all the best.
eldancer1 (30122) 2013-04-18 9:26
Nice capture of the clock tower with people going about their daily routine. Good lighting in spite of what looks like a cloudy. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (34108) 2013-04-18 9:27
Hello Ike, very good view of this interesting and beautiful daily life scene, with the tower antigüa interesting and very well captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
worldcitizen (7325) 2013-04-18 9:41
It's nice that this clock tower has survived and is a piece of history in modern-day Jaffa. It's a lovely tower, and I like the palm trees that are lined up next to it and the activity in the area. Thanks for the link, too.
tars (882) 2013-04-18 10:37
Goede avond Ike,
ben uw buur op TE deze avond.
Van Amsterdan naar Old-Jaffa is blijkbaar niets voor jou.
Mooie weergave met klokke toren middenin.
Aangenaam om bekijken.
Good evening Ike,
'm your neighbor to TE this evening.
Amsterdan to Old-Jaffa is obviously not for you.
Beautiful view with bell tower in the middle.
Pleasant to see.
serp2000 (41404) 2013-04-18 10:48
Oh, yeahh! I rememeber this clock tower indeed. A bus stop locates not so far from this place. Thanks for memories, good photo from Yaffa and very informative note.
Silvio1953 (127036) 2013-04-18 10:56
Ciao Ike, great view of beautiful tower, lovely composition with a lot of people, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
raszid62 (18585) 2013-04-18 10:59
Beautiful, wide alley in the old city of Jaffa. Beautifully blending in these old walls buildings, soaring clock tower and palm trees on the road. Very good image quality.
הצהריים טובים. סמטה יפה, רחבה בעיר העתיקה של יפו. יפה מיזוג במבנים הישנים האלה קירות, דאייה מגדל שעון ועצי דקל על הכביש. איכות תמונה טובה מאוד. שלך.
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-04-18 11:30
Thats a pretty nice square from Jaffa with the clock tower taking the center-stage.Excellent presentation with nice POV.Very well done.
pierrefonds (58824) 2013-04-18 11:38
The length of the street is giving depth to theecomposition. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the clock tower. The low light does not hurt the output of the colours. Have a nice day.
mkamionka (31537) 2013-04-18 12:39
The word Jaffa meant for me immediately the company selling citrus fruit. I thought it was a Jewish company but today checking the origin of the word I checked the clementines which I have at home from Jaffa and it says Product of Spain... In any case it was interesting to realize that it is also a part of town.
Lovely presentation of this unique tower. The palm trees add a nice southern touch. Very well framed. The flags are always a good thing to have making the photo very specific. The only thing which a bit disappoints is the sky which I thought is always blue in Israel :)
Very well done,
siudzi (34119) 2013-04-18 12:49
An interesting street life shot with a fantastic architecture as your subject. This place looks very interesting with all elements of the scene. Taken with superb sharpness and light management. Thanks for sharing!
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-04-18 13:26
Ike, I would like to visit sometime there is so much to discover in your beautiful country.
nice shot of active life in the center of a beautiful city!
Kugart (1778) 2013-04-18 13:52
Really nice shot of the old clock tower with the surrounding buildings.Great POV, colours and clarity.
Have a good weekend
Miguel82 (25569) 2013-04-18 14:17
Interesting street scene Ike,
Palms tree, a monument (clock tower) and activities of the people are visible
Good pov, nice colors and contrast
Have a nice evening
mcmtanyel (15037) 2013-04-18 14:53
Thanks for sharing this photo. It gives a good snapshot of life in Jaffa while also providing a very nice view of the clock tower.
Royaldevon (31927) 2013-04-18 15:22
Good Evening Ike,
A well chosen viewpoint uses the curve of the pavement to lead into the shot and you left enough space for the lamp standard and the elegant tower to complement each other rather than obstructing.
I love to see the palm trees growing in the main street, where we would normally have deciduous trees.
I'm curious, what are those sticks protruding from the wall on the r/h side? It appears to be an old building, quite different from the one with the scaffolding.
My warm regards,
lousat (79984) 2013-04-19 0:52
Hi Ike,very nice capture of this famous alone clock tower,a very original architechture of Jaffa,perfect pov,details and colors despite the cloudy moment.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
jhm (142085) 2013-04-19 3:06
A lovely street view with the tower as real eye catcher in centre of the picture.
Lovely colours and pleasant area for look at.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mirosu (15102) 2013-04-19 6:20
I like the view to this nice church tower. Nice street atmosphere. The composition with the palm trees at the left side and the church is very good. Very inviting area. Well done. Wish you a very nice weekent. Greetings, Miro.
Miro Photo Gallery
adramad (39546) 2013-04-19 7:03
Wonderful composition, beautiful tower that stands alone in the middle of the street, the palm trees give a nice complement, magnifies the street perspective, which gives people a nice touch of vitality.
Very good both luminosity, as good sharpness.
Enjoy a great weekend.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-04-19 9:51
A picture with a very good view of this interesting
daily life scene. Very good is that each subject
unconnected with the other (great composition
and point of view): that makes the picture nice
calmness and clearly...Good work.
ourania (34545) 2013-04-19 11:09
I like very much this composition and the way you've captured the fascination of the architecture, the peaceful street scene and the evening atmosphere. The composition is very well balanced and has superb depth. We get a very vivid impression of this scenery and it's as if the lady in the foreground were welcoming us there. Lighting, rendering of colours and clarity are most effective, the naturalness of the scene is delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Cricri (109843) 2013-04-19 11:38
Une belle vue sur la tour horloge très animée autour d'elle et entre des bâtiments ancien d'un côté et plus récent de l'autre, un coté exotique que donne les palmiers,
belle présentation de ce lieu historique, bonne note
macjake (59006) 2013-04-19 14:15
you know i'm a big fan of viewing these inner city shots from all around the world...it gives us a peek into the everyday life in far away countries.
I bet if you asked the average Canadian what the average Tel Aviv life looks like they won't have a clue!!!
so this is a fine photo to post, it tells me alot.
the large clock tower is beautiful, and i enjoy the rustic feel of the buildings on the right.
thanks for this one
kato (11630) 2013-04-19 16:11
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the old clock tower with slim shape and town scape with the sqaure/street/buildings. And, it's impressive in the national flag on pole and coconut tree standing on the sqaure.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-04-20 8:21
nice shot showing us the long and rich history of Jaffa.The clock Tower in well placed in the frame-it´s undoubtedly the "main star"here,but I´m attract also by the architectural details the houses on the right.
The afternoon light makes the scene even more picturesque.I really like the way it affects the overall "atmosphere" and its impact on color scheme of the image.
Have a good weekend
jemaflor (87445) 2013-04-20 8:31
Well framed, a composition well balanced with the tower in a faocl point of your shot, good sharpness, tfs.
jcpix (13724) 2013-04-20 15:57
Good morning Ike,
Funny thing here, there's not any one thing in particular that stands out in this image, but I instantly think of the Mediterranean region as I view it...there's just something about it that pulled me right in and makes it a real treat to see. :) It definitely has an old town charm and appeal about it, this gives off a strong vibe. It also looks to be consciously composed, making sure the clock tower is not obstructed by anything and that all of the other elements are in place to create a well balanced look. Very solid photo, I really like the result! Hope you're having a nice weekend.
Best wishes from the U.S.,
thebest (4276) 2013-04-20 18:26
This looks like an interesting part of the World to visit... I do like the Old Clock Tower with the Ottoman features of the dome spire... I would like to see a close up view of the door - maybe another time.
nice natural colours & your POV enables us to focus on lots of interesting things to see.
UlfE (14641) 2013-04-20 23:13
Excellent street scene. I love your inclusion of the lady just about to cross the street. If I am not misstaken she has a mobile phone in her hand. People making telephone calls are seen everywhere these days. A really fine composition as well with the two palm tree inside the frame in their entirety, the clock tower well posiitoned and some of the houses along the street on the right hand side. TFS and have a nice day!
delpeoples (54191) 2013-04-21 1:23
A beautiful shot of the town centre. What amazing architecture, it could easily be from Italy or the South of France! Beautiful colours and I like how the clocktower dominates the scene. The people add dynamism and a real sense of daily life.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-21 6:02
Very interesting capture with great "city" details and atmosphere.Great POV and DOV.
All the best
Sonata11 (33426) 2013-04-21 21:12
I really enjoy your beautiful picture of daily life scene and architecture, very well done with contrasts, light , colors, sharpness to emphasize the mood in this photo. I like it. Tfs,
All the best,
marabu61 (9081) 2013-04-22 11:32
Oh, how I remember that square so well. I was often in Jaffe while working in Israel and after my last visit in spring 2012 I found it hadn't changed much. Still some great restaurants and bars there, especially in the back alleys behind Ami'Ad market.
And once last year we had dinner in that big arab restaurant with the big glass windows on the left side of your picture.
So thank you for bringing back so many fond memories.
have a great time
jmdias (57615) 2013-06-27 17:42
curious details about the tower. I liked the perfect framing you used here with the palm trees well positioned and good details of daily life too. TFS.
clic (15618) 2013-08-03 6:45
If it wasn't of cars I would easily believe of a voyage back in time, given the stone-built clock tower and store front!
Good visual balance provided by buildings on both sides of picture!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (60521)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-18 8:29