Friday, 13 October 2017

FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

I am linking with Fridays’ Hunt and Weekend Reflections and today the letter is O, purple, and city/town.  
I visited the CITY of Jerusalem 10 years ago and below is the 
The Dome of the Rock which is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the OLD City of JerusalemIt has been called "Jerusalem's most recognisable landmark," and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
The structure has an OCTAGONAL plan.
It was initially completed in 691 CE  and built on the site of the Roman temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which had in turn been built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. The ORIGINAL dome collapsed in 1015 and was rebuilt in 1022–23. The Dome of the Rock is in its core one of the OLDEST extant works of Islamic architecture.
Its architecture and mosaics were patterned after nearby Byzantine churches and palaces, although its outside appearance has been significantly changed in the OTTOMAN period and again in the modern period, notably with the addition of the gold-plated roof, in 1959–61 and again in 1993.


 These last few images of PURPLISH flowers and a REFLECTION at the end of this post were all photographed In Israel.




Many thanks for visiting and also for leaving any comments.

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I don't think I have ever seen the temple. And what a nice surprise at the end to scroll down and see the gorgeous aqua water!

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  2. I find Islamic architecture incredibly beautiful.

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  3. Hello, beautiful collection of flowers and photos. I love the dome on the shrine. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Beautiful. I don't know if I've ever seen flowers from Israel. Just seems that that is not what most people photograph.

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  5. I really want to go to Jerusalem, but have to work on my husband.

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  6. A very interesting set of photos from Isreal.

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  7. The dome reminds me of some Islamic helmets I've seen in photographs.

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  8. Beautiful pics.Thanks for sharing.

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  9. The purple flowers are stunning against the pale grassy background. What a great shot. I also like the one of the river. Hope you are having a lovely trip.

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  10. So very pretty scenes you captured, Margaret. We visited Israel in August, 1980, and stayed in Jerusalem for ten days. Thanks for letting us see again. You may have been a teen or younger in 1980. We took a Meditation cruse getting there, stopping at island wonders along the way and a one day visit to Cairo. We left from Ammon after a visit to Petra in Jordan.
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