Special Places # 76

Panoramic Photos – Israel – Part # 1

1 – Looking at the hills of Jerusalem on the West side.

2 – Arch made of stone, pat of ruins built in ancient times, Jerusalem.

3 – The Wailing Wall, also referred to as the Kotel, the Western Wall, or Solomon’s Wall, and whose lower sections date to about the first century BCE, is located in the Old Quarter of East Jerusalem in Israel. Built of thick, corroded limestone, it is about 60 feet (20 meters) high and close to 160 feet (50 meters) long, though most of it is engulfed in other structures. 

4 – Yad Vashem is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Jews who were murdered; honoring Jews who fought against their Nazi oppressors and Gentiles who selflessly aided Jews in need; and researching the phenomenon of the Holocaust in particular and genocide in general, with the aim of avoiding such events in the future. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is located on the western slope of Mount Herzl, also known as the Mount of Remembrance, a height in western Jerusalem, 804 meters (2,638 ft) above sea level and adjacent to the Jerusalem Forest.

5 – Entrance to Via Dolorosa in Old Jerusalem.

6 – The wall is believed by devout Jews to be the Western Wall of the Second Temple of Jerusalem (destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE), the only surviving structure of the Herodian Temple built during the realm of Herod Agrippa (37 BCE–4 CE) in the first century BCE. The temple’s original location is in dispute, leading some Arabs to dispute the claim that the wall belongs to the temple, arguing instead that it is part of the structure of Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount.

7 – View shot of Tel Aviv facing the Mediterranean Sea, mode lively city, Capital of Israel.

8 – The city at the Southeast part of Israel, the name is Eilat. Lovely beaches, modern and beautiful resorts facing the Red Sea.

9 – Fabulous view of sunset from a beach point in Eilat, Israel.

10 – Sail boat, anchored in front of beach and Large Hotels in Eilat.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

14 thoughts on “Special Places # 76

  1. I so enjoyed this visit to Israel, H.J. I double-clicked on the photos and watched the slide show, was immediately transported to the beautiful vistas via your photos. Thanks so much.

    • Thank you very much, my friend. Israel is a beautiful country and filled with love, milk, honey and Biblical history. Thanks again for your visit. 🙂

    • The trip was very important in my life… really a Special Place as I say. I want to visit Israel again! Thanks, Jane. 🙂

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