A Night at the Shrine

Sunday had the opportunity to be at the Shrine of the Bab for over an hour near sunset.

West side of the Shrine arcade at night.

This has been one of the coolest weeks here in Haifa since last May.

The west door to the Shrine.

And Sunday evening was one of the most perfect evenings so far…warm but not hot, balmy actually, but with a slight breeze.  There was very little noise from the streets below, and only a little bit of jackals calling; the intoxicating scent of jasmine and frangipani blossoms wafted through the colonnades.

West side of the dome of the Shrine.

These photos were taken on the western side of the Shrine, and tho they do not have the same quality as a day time photo, they show different aspects of the beauty of the architecture.

Greatest Name Symbol

The Greatest Name symbol in the southwest corner of the colonnades.

Then walked up the Terraces through the dusk filled gardens to the sounds of chirping cicadas.

 

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