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mount of olives

so named for the olive groves that used to cover its slopes, mount olivet or the mount of olives stands adjacent to the old city of jerusalem in israel. it has been used as a jewish burial site for over 3000 years and holds over 150 000 graves.

here it is photographed in the early evening with the al-aqsa mosque in the left foreground.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

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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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ancient corridor

Ancient Corridor

heat and israel go hand in hand; especially in the summertime. after exploring the shuk (the mostly open-air markets) and the kotel (the western wall) in jerusalem, it was indeed time to get some relief from the heat and sun! while exploring the ancient maze of walkways in the jewish quarter, lucky for me, i came upon this series of archways. it’s amazing to think that i was standing where others had, literally thousands of years before… what an amazing place, full of history!

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