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the temple’s courtyard

photographed from within the jewish quarter of the old city of jerusalem in the early evening, here is the western wall, the plaza or courtyard and the dome of the rock shrine beyond.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

 

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ancient corridor revisited

the more things change, the more they stay the same… here we are back in jerusalem’s old jewish quarter, some 23 years after i first photographed this scene. my first rendition of this place was photographed on slide film during my last visit to israel. this one was shot with my dslr. owing to a less-than-optimal scan of my slide, this version has better clarity, but aside from that, not much has changed in this ancient space…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

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the floating orange tree

an installation piece by israeli artist ran morin, the floating orange tree is suspended about one foot off the ground by steel cables in a courtyard in old jaffa. constructed and installed in late 1993, it became a permanent installation in 1994 and has become a tourist attraction with hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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almost seven

 

after having spent a wonderful day touring, the weather turned just a tad and we encountered a little rainfall in the early evening. once it let up, it allowed me to try my hand a photographing the famous jaffa clock tower, migdal hashaon yafo in hebrew. though nowhere as ancient as the old port city, it is over 100 years old! construction was started in 1900 while palestine was ruled by the ottoman empire.

the tower is made of limestone and is situated at the northern entrance to jaffa on yefet street. after renovations in 1966, the tower sports two clocks (instead of the original four), one on the north side and one on the south side. on this night, only the south-facing clock was alight.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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the sun sets over the old port

along retsif haaliya hashniya, the waterfront street, with the bell tower of st. peter’s church and the minaret of the al-bahr mosque in view, the sun sets over the old port city of jaffa.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: roadscapes

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