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Rooftops and a tower


In Jerusalem



comments (16)

Nice comp - That's a very cool looking clock tower!
Louis: I thought so too, Elizabeth
Superbe, j'aime beaucoup les formes arrondies.
Louis: Merci beaucoup, Martine
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jun 2016, 04:57
Impressive bell-tower. Wonderful weather-vane and I love the details of the top of the tower. Great view here.
Louis: Yes, it is a sort of a Ginnie posting. Thanks Astrid.
What a beautiful sight Louis!
Louis: I thought so too, Richard
A slender elegant tower Louis, I like the domed top.
Louis: I thought it was a bit different from other churches in Jerusalem, gutteridge.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2016, 06:30
Presumably this distinctive building has religious roots Louis?
Louis: I am standing on the roof of the Cenacle or Coenaculum, which is sold to tourists as the Room of the last Supper (Jesus, with his disciples). Since the place was built in the time of the crusaders, everyone agree this was not the place. Some scholars believe the place would have been around this location. Allowing for a deviation of 3 kms, they will definitely be right smile Since somebody came up with a "place of significance" there are some churches built around the spot.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 1 Jun 2016, 06:44
I like the little extra towers "growing" at the base, Louis.
Louis: And of a different design, Ray. I wondered whether those 'growths' are functional.
Oh, WOW! It's almost like sections were added as after-thoughts. And yes...a weathervane!
Louis: They were probably added. The design not in tune with the main tower.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jun 2016, 07:01
The Protestant Church? - yes, Jerusalem is the town of thousands of towers, cupolas and rooftops ...
Louis: I don't know for sure, but it could be. There is a protestant cemetery nearby.
The old and the modern at once.
Louis: A lot of modern technology added on afterwards. That makes rooftops interesting, to me.
To a certain extent your answer to Chris seems to sum up the originality of a lot of the places in and around Jerusalem, however I do find this a very attractive tower.
Louis: In a city, where most churches have a dome style or mausoleum style, this one with a proper spire stood out for me.
As towers go this one is in the good category Louis
Louis: I agree, Bill
this is a wonderful clock tower Louis and you framed it nicely for us....petersmile
Louis: Thank you, peter
That's certainly an impressive tower!
Louis: In a city, where most churches have a dome style or mausoleum style, this one with a proper spire stood out for me.
lovely exposure, Louis. is that also a wind vane up there?
Louis: Thank you Ayush - it is a vane in the shape of a rooster.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jun 2016, 09:01
Always good to get above the maddening crowd. Very impressive.
Louis: Thank you, blackdog. Good views all around.

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