Sunset near Ein Karem, Jerusalem – June 2012

Hello everybody  – I was playing in Ein Karem yesterday, a beautiful small place near Jerusalem, full of personality and atmosphere (and very popular with both locals and tourists); it was an afternoon concert and the sun was setting just as I got out of the hall, so I took the opportunity to take a few shots. The first one is just a snapshot of the hall – there’s a lush garden surrounding it:

And here are the three sunset photos – the stone tower above Mary’s Spring (the place where Mary, mother of Jesus, met her cousin, Elizabeth, according to the bible; the tower is part of a mosque built above the site in the Ottoman period):

And two photos from the fields just near it:

Quite a different color palette, isn’t it?

See you next time! 🙂


3 thoughts on “Sunset near Ein Karem, Jerusalem – June 2012

  1. A different palette indeed – so much light! Excellent shots! Wandering around at these holy places must be a truly exhilarating experience. What is the Islamic significance of Mary’s Spring? Since the site of the perished Temple is one of those shared heritages I was wondering if this one is of comparable value for both as well. And thank you for inserting the Bible site – it’s great.

    • Cool, glad you like them! I don’t think Mary’s Spring has a significance in the Islam (Wikipedia simply states that “Arab inhabitants also built a mosque on the site”) – but I don’t know enough to say for sure.

      • Thank you for the answer. It’s interesting, one can never be sure of how much information is actually retained through the ages. Such a pity there are no time machines yet:)

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