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Old Jaffa & The Beacon on the Hill

Located in the central square in Jaffa is St. Peter’s Church and the Bell Tower that dominates the hillside.

The church was built-in 1654 over a medieval fortress, in dedication to Saint Peter. It was twice destroyed and rebuilt in the late 18th century and the current structure was built-in 1894. The church is open daily and masses are conducted in English, Spanish, Polish and Hebrew.

The bell tower overlooking Jaffa’s old port and dominating the view of Jaffa from the sea, has for over a century acted as a beacon for sea-faring pilgrims signalling that the Holy Land is near.

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Israel; Old Jaffa; clock Tower; blue hour; town square; long exposure; HDR; travel photography

23 responses

  1. צילום יפה מאד


    June 13, 2014 at 7:31 am

  2. Amazing capture, very well done Edith… 🙂


    June 13, 2014 at 7:35 am

  3. A beautiful image shot at the perfect time of day. Gorgeous.


    June 13, 2014 at 8:06 am

  4. If you have an Israeli stamp in your passport you may not enter Saudi. They will turn you away. You get it stamped on a separate paper. Who would know this stuff?


    June 13, 2014 at 8:32 am

  5. Outstanding shot, Edith. Love the scene. That historic area must have been a thrill to visit.


    June 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

  6. Great capture Edith.


    June 13, 2014 at 11:29 am

  7. Such a beautiful photograph, Edith!
    I love the light and colors.
    Have a great weekend.


    June 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm

  8. Looks beautiful, very nicely done!


    June 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm

  9. LB

    Such history, beautifully photographed!


    June 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm

  10. Len

    Beautiful scene Edith.


    June 16, 2014 at 6:54 am

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  12. Super photograph Edith!


    June 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

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