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Writing with Light

Jerusalem of Gold

The mountain air is clear as wine
And the scent of pines
Is carried on the breeze of twilight
With the sound of bells.

And in the slumber of tree and stone
Captured in her dream
The city that sits solitary
And in its midst is a wall.

Jerusalem of gold, and of bronze, and of light
Behold I am a violin for all your songs.

Lyrics by Naomi Shemer

If you’d like to listen to a beautiful rendition sung by the late Ofra Haza click here.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

Jerusalem, Israel, cityscape, night photography, lights, hilltop, Dome of the Rock, old city

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31 responses

  1. Superb night shot Edith!

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    November 9, 2015 at 7:19 am

  2. Amazing view… like a golden city 🙂 Thanks and Love, nia

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    November 9, 2015 at 7:31 am

  3. Great vantage point to see the illumination…

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    November 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

    • Thanks Sally. This is taken from the Haas promenade and it’s a real great view from up there.

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      November 9, 2015 at 11:08 am

  4. Oh wow! What a beautiful view! The lyrics of song goes perfectly well with the scene.

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    November 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

  5. A real beauty Edith !!!

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    November 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

  6. Like a jewelbox!

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    November 9, 2015 at 10:53 am

  7. Beautiful image and song as well..

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    November 9, 2015 at 11:44 am

  8. Beautiful image, Edith. Brings back wonderful memories of one of my most favourite places in the world.

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    November 9, 2015 at 12:40 pm

  9. “Ten measures of beauty descended to the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem.”

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    November 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm

  10. Fantastic Edith, love it

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    November 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

  11. Very beautiful all the lights in the evening 🙂 Great photo 😉

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    November 10, 2015 at 5:14 pm

  12. LB

    Edith, the music is hauntingly beautiful (I’m listening as I type) and of course your image is gorgeous.

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    November 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

  13. Fantastic gold night! 🙂

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    November 26, 2015 at 6:33 am

  14. How did I miss this spectacular photo? Simply breathtaking.

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    December 2, 2015 at 3:29 am

  15. What a beautiful, beautiful city Edith, I just love this shot! Those golden tones really add a lot to the picture, as do the twinkling lights.

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    December 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm

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