During the spring I’ve re-edited some of my old material from Jerusalem and today I uploaded around 100 of those photos to Flickr.
Israel, Jerusalem, ירושלים, ישראל
Most of the photos haven’t been shared before. Naturally my photography skills have improved a lot since then, but some of the material is still good in my opinion. Here’s a few of the photos and you can find the rest on Flickr.
“The truth is I’m getting old, I said. We already are old, she said with a sigh. What happens is that you don’t feel it on the inside, but from the outside everybody can see it.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores
The theme for #photo101 today is Solitude, so I thought that this photo of a nun in The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, would be suitable.
According to psychologytoday.com, Solitude is the state of being alone without being lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself. Solitude is desirable, a state of being alone where you provide yourself wonderful and sufficient company.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated as Calvary (Golgotha), where Jesus was crucified, and also contains the place where Jesus is said to have been buried. The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus. (source: Wikipedia)
On this photo one person is obviously ascending, while the group of people in the background are descending. There’s some noise in this photo because I had to shoot at a high ISO in order to capture the scene in the poor light conditions. I didn’t want to remove too much of the noise in the post-processing, because then the image tends to be too soft and smooth.
Did you know that in Hebrew, when one is going to Jerusalem, they use the expression *to ascend to Jerusalem*? לעלות לירושלים
The expression עלייה – Aliyah, used when someone moves to Israel on a permanent basis, is also rooted in the same verb.