My Intro to Israel, Day 3, Scene 6
After Qumran, we headed for the Jordan River where the Israelites are supposed to have crossed it after their 40 years in the wilderness. Our guide was telling us we would cross the border to the Jordanian side and be within talking distance to a Jordanian soldier. But it was not meant to be! The pope, who was about to visit Israel, wanted to cross the Jordan where we wanted to, so the border was closed due to security precautions (see WS photo attached).
Plan B was to make a detour to Jericho and gawk at the Mount of Temptation. Jericho is governed by the PLO. So, our guide took a back seat and became an ordinary tourist since he did not have a permit to guide in Jericho but we were assured our driver had a permit to drive in Jericho.
According to Wikipedia, the Mount of Temptation is said to be the hill in the Judean Desert where Jesus was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:8). The exact location is unknown, and impossible to determine. It is generally identified with Mount Quarantania, a mountain approximately 366 m (1 200 feet) high, located about 11 km (6.8 mi) north-west of the West Bank town of Jericho. Atop the mount is the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Temptation or "Qarantal". Above Qarantal, on top of the cliff, is a wall, that sits on the ruins of the Hasmonean (later Herodian) fortress, Dok Dagon. In 1998 a 1300 meter long cable car was built from Jericho's Tel Sultan to the level of the monastery by an Austrian-Swiss company as an tourist attraction for the year 2000 and as an alternative tourist destination for Massada (see WS photo attached).
İsraile Önsözüm, Gün 3, Sahne 6
Kumrandan sonra, İsraillilerin çöldeki 40 yıllarından sonra Ürdün Nehrini geçtikleri söylenilen yere yöneldik. Rehberimiz Ürdün tarafına sınırını geçeceğimizi ve bir Ürdünlü askerle konuşma mesafesi içinde olacağımızı söylüyordu. Ama olamadı! İsrail'i ziyaret üzere olan Papa da, bizim Ürdünü geçmek istediğimiz yerden geçmek istemiş, bu yüzden sınır, güvenlik önlemleri nedeniyle kapatılmış (bkz: atölyedeki fotoğraf).
Plan B Erikaya bir sapak yapmak ve Ayartma Dağına bakmak idi. Erika FKÖ tarafından yönetilir. Onun için, bizim rehber bir arka koltuğa geçti ve Erikaya rehberlik izin olmadığından sıradan bir turist oldu fakat şoförümüzün bizi Erikaya götürmek için izni olduğuna güvence verildik.
Vikipediye göre, Ayartma Dağının İsanın şeytan tarafından ayartıldığı (Matta 4:8) Yahudiye Çölü'ndeki tepe olduğu söyleniyor. Tam yeri bilinmez ve belirlemek imkansızdır. Genellikle Batı Şeriada Erika kentinin yaklaşık 11 km (6.8 mil) kuzey-batısında yer alan Quarantania Dağı, yaklaşık 366 m (1 200 ayak) yüksek bir dağ, ile bağdaştırılır. Dağın üstünde Ayartma veya "Qarantal" Rum Ortodoks Manastırı vardır. Qarantalın yukarısında, uçurumun üstüne, Hasmon krallığı (daha sonra Herodian) kalesi, yıkıntıları üzerinde oturan bir duvar, Dok - Dagon vardır. 1998 yılında Erikada Tel Sultandan manastırın seviyesine 1300 metre uzunluğunda teleferik bir Avusturya-İsviçre şirketi tarafından 2000 yılında bir turistik atraksiyonu ve Massadaya alternatif turizm mekanı olarak inşa edildi (bkz: atölyedeki fotoğraf).
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danos (103214) 2014-06-30 13:06
nice the view of the tempation's mountain with the foreground cultivated fields in combination with the blue of the sky to creates contast in the scene.
Excellent the light and the colour management of the photo.
seres76 (1078) 2014-06-30 13:20
Yine guzel bir anlatim. Tesekkurler...
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2014-06-30 13:30
Beautiful vivid colors in this fine natural landscape, I really like that you included the grey stone in the foreground as contrast to the earth colors of the mountain and blue sky beyond. Very nicely done.
emka (107819) 2014-06-30 13:35
Hello Murat, It is a pity you haven't seen the pope. Anyway the guide found a solution. And the result is this very nice shot. Excellent wide panorama with amazing green. Fantastic colours and sharpness.
Warm regrads MAlgo
mesutilgim (97738) 2014-06-30 13:53
Dört büyük kutsal kitapta adı geçen 150.000 kadar peygamberin neredeyse hespi bu topraklardan gelmiş geçmiş ama sorunların bitmediği bir yer.
Güzl bir kare.
Selam ve sevgiler
jcpix (13950) 2014-06-30 19:20
I can only assume your chosen title is in direct reference the the pile of donuts on my kitchen counter, yeah? :) I can't believe the Pope didn't take into account your travel plans..how inconsiderate. D'oh! Another fine view and mixture of colors and varying landscape. Tough to photograph under the bright light, but it also provides clarity and exposes detail. Thanks for the tip on the lion, I see it now. :) Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.
jhm (160975) 2014-07-01 5:22
I've with a lot attention looked to you both extra pictures, this is 2014!
Everyone speaks about peace, but everyday get more Wars and a lot of victims.
Your picture is splendid and very pleasant to look at.
Sharpness and clarity make the picture very attractive.
Excellent perspective and depth too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (79229) 2014-07-01 7:30
Nice note written Murat, I enjoy how things arranged for your trip and the Pope changed it.
Anyhow, Jericho is a small town ( big reputation though) can be crossed by foot in 15 minutes from side's - but it is in a great location, and I am glad you had the opportunity to see it.
last time i was there in 9/1995, just after it was turned over to the PLO.
Fine mingle of the green field and yellow rocks on blue sky. Photojob done well.
Nicou (152096) 2014-07-01 7:56
Avec cette belle pierre en premier plan quelle vue sur ces montagnes avec la roches très arride la végétation ces maisons en fond fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (118961) 2014-07-01 13:39
Hi Murat and greetings from Afyonkarahisar!
The devil sure gets around! I have seen numerous artworks depicting Satan tempting Buddha (who declined) as well as many other prominent religious figures from various other religions, who also refused, to their credit. I heard a US political analyst stating that only Turkey, Israel, and Iran have the power and stability to change things for the better in the Middle East. Countries like Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Egypt are self destructing. Oh the photo! I like the wide angled panoramic format and the warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and yellow ochre colored mount. The strip of green at right is a refreshing sight in such an arid region. Good density levels, sharpness and saturation. The enigmatic truncated fg stone column adds interest. Tfs!
abmdsudi (58292) 2014-07-02 14:38
What the lonesome ancient stone is doing there! but it acts as a strong anchor point leading deep into the valley where the commanding mount dominates the scene emphasised by your impressive shooting angle and composition working perfectly allowing you to capture the very best of this part of Biblical Land with excellent scale proportion. Your pp has been done both sympathetically and wisely allowing one to fully appreciate the natural beauty, worth mentioning that green patches add the xtra oomph and beauty of the whole arid land. Impressive historic landscape, Congrats and tfs
jmdias (69282) 2014-07-05 1:59
very beautiful contrasts here, from the desertic mountain with the blue sky and the arid mountain with the greens bellow. beautiful place, even not being the real place where Jesus was once.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-07-11 15:02
Just left a message at Ike, you were lucky to be in a safe time, hope Pope help to give peace at this part of the world
A bit late, but following your trip and the very interesting notes and post
This shows great contrast rocks and cultivated fields with good perspective
Well done, regards
fritzi007 (12518) 2015-10-05 12:19
unglaublich schönes farbenfrohes Bild und sehr gute Information, gratuliere!
serp2000 (45970) 2017-02-23 4:11
I did not visit West Bank during my Israel trip in 2008.
But this landscape is very familiar to me, I like these clear colors. Yes, I was in Massada, for example.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (29732)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z980, JPEG Fine
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-30 13:00