Writing with Light

Robinson’s Arch Courtyard

In the southwest corner of the Temple Mount, in the old city of Jerusalem is what’s left of Robinson’s Arch. The arch was built by King Herod during the reconstruction of the second temple. The massive stone structure was built along the retaining walls of the Temple Mount and it went from the lower market place to the top esplanade of the mount. The arch was destroyed during the great Jewish Revolt against the Romans in 70 C.E. It was only during archeological excavations of the late 20th Century that the arch was discovered.

Today in the courtyard area adjacent to Robinson’s Arch is an open area that is used for weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations..

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Isreal, Jerusalem, old city, Robinson's Arch courtyard, Temple Mount

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31 responses

  1. Nice framing and processing Edith!

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    June 20, 2012 at 7:32 am

  2. I just love the light in this scene Edith, wonderful B&W, the processing so well done!

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    June 20, 2012 at 7:35 am

  3. Fascinating!

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    June 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

  4. Geat view and processing, Edith! Love it!

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    June 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

  5. Great perspective Edith.

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    June 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

  6. The arch makes a wonderful frame for this shot Edith. Nicely done.

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    June 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

  7. It’s always exciting to rediscover dramatic pieces of history. I’m glad archaeologists found this one and that you got to see it.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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    June 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

  8. Rick

    Nicely framed, Edith!

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    June 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  9. Beautiful framing Edith with wonderful tones and details.

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    June 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  10. Great shot! The black-and-white processing is spot-on for a scene like this. LOVE the rich shadows captured here!

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    June 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  11. Mark Summerfield

    Great shot, Edith! The light is wonderful and the B&W processing suits this timeless subject perfectly.

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    June 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  12. Beautiful composition, Edith. The monochrome works really great with all the great stone work.

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    June 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

  13. This is a gorgeous depiction Edith.

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    June 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

  14. Shutterbug Sage

    So beautiful!

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    June 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

  15. nicely done Edith!

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    June 21, 2012 at 10:09 am

  16. Perfect in B&W. Amazing historic structure.

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    June 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

  17. Rich McPeek

    Great shot Edith! Love the composition and detail here! Super!!

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    June 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

  18. sherri

    beautifully framed, edith. i like the soft focus.

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    June 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  19. Wow! Lovely.

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    June 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

  20. Great shot Edith, and not to far from where I’m sitting right now.

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    July 9, 2012 at 4:23 am

  21. A great shot that works really well in black and white! 🙂

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    July 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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