A few weeks ago I showed you some pictures from the Church of Holy Sepulcher. They were all taken in the front yard and not in the inside, which was very dark and croudy. Actually this is my only picture from the inside, the main dome.
The Church of Holy Sepulcher or the Sacred Tomb, in Arabic called Al-Qeyamah, which means the Resurrection. It is no doubt the most important shrine in the Christian world. On the grounds of the Holy Sepulcher it is believed that Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and rose from the dead.
Today the keys to the basilica are in the hands of a prominent Palestinian Muslim family.
Greek Orthodox, Armenians, Roman Catholics, Copts, Ethiopians and Syrian Orthodox all share rights to the church. These rights came as the result of a status quo agreement negotiated at the time of the Ottoman Turks 200 years ago. The agreement governs time and space for the Holy Sepulcher. The different communities conduct their prayers at appointed hours, filling the church with a continuous cycle of prayers.
"And Jesus walked out of the city, carrying His Cross to a place called Calvary", which means in ancient Aramaic Golgotha, the Scull. There he was crucified. He was then laid in a new tomb provided by Joseph of Arimathea. The tomb was close to the place of his death.
Pilgrims started visiting the Holy Sepulcher about 2000 years ago, on the resurrection day, when Mary Magdalene and the disciples of Jesus went to the Tomb and found it empty.
Click here for more info about the church’s history
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erdna (5711) 2005-04-18 14:40
Very nice capture Yitzhak, considering the bright light at the center of the dome. I have never been here and this is the first time I have seen a ohotograph. Thanks for sharing.
Midnight_sun (1941) 2005-04-18 16:22
This is a little soft, hypnotically so with this bright light and circular ceiling. yep, only two colours (excluding the white, but technically that's not a colour) makes the photo easy to read, but i def think a tripod would have helped here. It looks a sombre place, but if you look at the light, it doesn't seem to matter, maybe this contrast was what they had in mind when they built it. Nice shot.
joaoferreira (0) 2005-04-18 20:35
Another great composition! You have a great creativity! Good JoB!
papagolf21 (83264) 2005-04-19 3:37
Bonjour Yitzhak ,
La note accompagne très bien la composition. L'angle de prise de vue rend bien compte de l'importance de l'édifice et de sa beauté. Le blanc de la coupole donne une sorte d'illumination divine.
Très bien fait, j'apprécie beaucoup.
jrj (34841) 2005-04-19 4:52
Interesting shot of this roof Yitzhak. Good control of light with the white in the middle a bit difficult this one. I think I had liked to see the full curve in the bottom..
manny (21833) 2005-04-20 3:10
Love this....good colors and the gold just grabs you. The openig also suck my attention in.
jhm (135336) 2005-04-20 8:01
This is very difficult for make with backlight but I find this very well, considering the bright light at the center of the dome, my compliments Yitzhak!
ChrisJ (94806) 2005-04-23 3:36
A very good warm cold opposition between the blue sky & yellow dome. Could be a bit sharper. But I like the sun shaped opening in the dome. Good color & composition, with an attractive, & soft, diffuse light. Well done!
Didi (55127) 2005-04-23 6:47
La lumière divine m'éblouit
Le cadrage est parfait Yitzhak, je devine l'immensité de ce dôme qui donne un certain vertige.
J'apprécie surtout le commentaire qui est très intéressant.
The divine light dazzles me.
Framing is perfect Yitzhak, I guess the vastness of this dome which gives certain a giddiness. I appreciate especially the comment which is very interesting.
mumek (20198) 2005-04-23 9:44
Good morning Yitzhak!
Very original and beautiful capture of the dome. Good colors, details and excellent light.I would like to thank you for very, very interesting and informative note. Thanks for posting
glider (690) 2005-04-26 11:47
Very nice shot Yitzhak, the bright light on dome make very impressive atmosphere. I like also the colour tones. Good job, My friend.
joseelias (0) 2005-05-12 8:28
Nice view on this important place. I believe that portraying the crowd inside would also be nice in this case because the emphasis could be put in the pilgrimage act and not only in the architecture. Still, despite the blur (a higher ISO speed could have been useful unless the noise became too important) the POV is good and shows well the interesting dome.
- Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) (22069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fuji FinePix F601Zoom
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: The old city of Jerusalem (II)
- Theme(s): Jerusalem [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-18 13:28
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