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The Shrine of the Báb is a structure in Haifa, Israel where the remains of the Báb, founder of Bábism and forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh in the Bahá'í Faith, have been buried; it is considered to be the second holiest place on Earth for Bahá'ís, after the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in Acre. Its precise location on Mount Carmel was designated by Bahá'u'lláh himself to his eldest son, `Abdu'l-Bahá, in 1891. `Abdu'l-Bahá planned the structure, which was designed and completed several years later by his grandson, Shoghi Effendi.

Crowning the design, as anticipated by `Abdu'l-Bahá, is a dome, which is set on an 18-windowed drum. That, in turn, is mounted on an octagon, a feature suggested by Shoghi Effendi. An arcade surrounds the stone edifice.

A restoration project of the exterior and interior of the shrine started in 2008 and was completed in April 2011. [link]


Haifa (Hebrew: חֵיפָה‎‎, Hebrew pronunciation: [χeiˈfä], Ḥefa; Arabic: حيفا‎ Ḥayfā[2]) is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 268,000. Another 300,000 people live in towns directly adjacent to the city including the cities of the Krayot, as well as, Tirat Carmel, Daliyat al-Karmel and Nesher. Together these areas form a contiguous urban area home to nearly 600,000 residents which makes up the inner core of the Haifa metropolitan area.[1][3] Haifa is a mixed city: 90% are Jews, more than a quarter of whom are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, while 10% are Arabs, predominantly of the Christian religion.[4] It is also home to the Bahá'í World Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[5][6]

Built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, the history of settlement at the site spans more than 3,000 years. The earliest known settlement in the vicinity was Tell Abu Hawam, a small port city established in the Late Bronze Age (14th century BCE).[7] In the 3rd century CE, Haifa was known as a dye-making center. Over the centuries, the city has changed hands: It has been conquered and ruled by the Phoenicians, Persians, Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, British, and the Israelis. Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the city has been governed by the Haifa Municipality.

Today, the city is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa covering 63.7 square kilometres (24.6 sq mi). It is located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Tel Aviv and is the major regional center of northern Israel. Two respected academic institutions, the University of Haifa and the Technion, are located in Haifa, and the city plays an important role in Israel's economy. It has several high-tech parks, among them the oldest and largest in the country.[8] Haifa Bay is a center of heavy industry, petroleum refining and chemical processing. Haifa was formerly the western terminus of an oil pipeline from Iraq via Jordan.[9][link]

Original image : [link] Zvi Roger, remastered with photoshop CS5


T4V :)


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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
woooowww!!!
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Andrei-Azanfirei Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Extraordinary shot! :heart:
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hadas64 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
מדהים!!!!
יופי של עבודה על התמונה המקורית

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maska13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
יפה מאוד!
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moriagam66 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
אני מת על חיפה. אני גר בחיפה.
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongjmanns: "This is outstanding. I've never seen something quite like it before, nor do I believe I will see anything like it. Your angle is perfect, every line directs the eyes. You have given us gorgeous color, this is fast tracked for featured. You take great care, hope to see more!"
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Strassburg Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful and colorful image. Wonderful place. Maybe one day I can visit this beautiful place. :rose:
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orchid22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I have been here and I remember how powerful it was. Beautiful country! Beautiful people ! :rose:
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:iconlior-art:
Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish you'll come back again :heart:
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orchid22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Me too! Maybe someday..:)
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very soon :)
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orchid22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
:) Happiness is..:heart:
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coolbazza Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Great garden setting and very colourful. Lovely capture!!
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:iconlior-art:
Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your support means a lot for me :)
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maska13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wow!!!!!!!!
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your support means a lot for me :)
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mgtcs Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
This is a marvelous image Lior, loved the colors and perspective!
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your support means a lot for me
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mgtcs Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
WOW.....This is a masterpiece Lior, marvelous colors, wonderfully done! :winner:
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:rose:
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mgtcs Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Sorry about you name!
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Great view!
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your support means a lot for me :heart:
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TargetView Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
can't believe that it's really a photo, nevertheless a really colorfull image which i like very much :)
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your support means a lot for me :heart:
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alzartz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome!
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your support means a lot for me :heart:
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tatsuyabocchan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
it's looks like alien robot to me *too much watching movie* lol
nice photo
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tizjezzme Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I can see that robot too LOL Great and beautiful Image Lior! :hug:
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your support means a lot for me :heart:
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tizjezzme Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thanks :hug:
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Stichflamme Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, looks like a robot cheering
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:iconlior-art:
Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean?
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Stichflamme Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The gardens. When you look from left to right you can imagine antennas, the two palm trees are eyes, the entering paths from the side the cheering arms, the two big green places with the stars look like the upper body and so forth
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this precious support :rose:
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broshsara Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Stunning!!!!!
מאיזו נקודה זה צולם????

אחת התמונות היפות שראיתי של המקום הזה!!!!!
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I only have remastered the original photo [link] *****
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Erozja Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Amazing view! :heart:
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vn37 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Amazing!
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K-raven Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so great! :D
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing...love it :clap:
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rsiphotography Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
stunning
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Beautiful :love:
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La--Boheme Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
:wow: Wonderful! I love it! :heart:
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mininessie66 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
wow..amazing place!
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