One of my last walks in the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa.
Flowering Poinciana tree in the Baha’i Gardens.
Looking toward the Pilgrim House in the Baha’i Gardens
Cycads and impatiens in the Baha’i Gardens
Closeup of one of the decorative urns in the Baha’i Gardens
View from the east of the Shrine in the Baha’i Gardens
Detail of the entry gate to the Baha’i Gardens
Cactus Garden in entry court of the Baha’i Gardens
Sunset behind the Shrine in the Baha’i Gardens – Haifa, Israel.
Haifa to Mt. Gilboa to Haifa.
Including pictures taken from the Gilboa Mountains lookout point and the Herb Farm Restaurant.
On the path at the Shrine of the Báb . . . .
Standing on a path next to the Shrine of the Báb looking out to sea.
This view shows part of the west side arcade of the Shrine of the Báb.
Looking down into the garden from behind the Shrine of the Báb with Ben Gurion Avenue stretching out below to the Port of Haifa on the Mediterranean Sea.
Taken at the Shrine of the Báb just before 7 pm. The sun had gone down behind Mt. Carmel, but a pink glow was still moving across the clouds, and light reflected off of the gold roof tiles and gilded wrought iron railings. This view is of the Shrine seen through the branches of a jacaranda tree entwined with bougainvillea.
Glow of sunset on the Shrine of the Báb and the clouds behind. Viewed through the branches of a jacaranda tree covered with bougainvillea.
Sunday had the opportunity to be at the Shrine of the Bab for over an hour near sunset.
This has been one of the coolest weeks here in Haifa since last May.
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.
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.
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.