View from Ein Karem

Villages in the hills surrounding Jerusalem, from the summit of the hill in Ein Karem (“Spring of the Vineyard”). You can see the ancient olive terraces on the hills – they’re thousands of years old.

Ein Karem is outside Jerusalem, and is a popular weekend spot for Israelis (plus there are some great food opportunities around). It’s also an important place for Christians – who consider the spring there a holy site. The spring was repaired by Jewish philanthropist Baron Edmond de Rothschild. 

It’s a good time to go now, as there are lots of beautiful flowers blossoming – as you will probably see in the next post!


10 comments on “View from Ein Karem”

  1. You can almost imagine this land 2000 years ago. No wonder this location is important for all (Jerusalem included in this statement :)) – Just look at it!

  2. Love the simplicity of this image. Something timeless…as if it could have looked almost the same thousands of years ago Wonderful point-of-view. Am looking forward to seeing the hills in full-bloom.

  3. Beautiful! I love your framing with the dominant cloudless sky for it gives it the sense of eternity and boundlessness. And the land itself resembles the sea. It is dramatic without being heavy. This would be a wonderful print to live with.

  4. i really like the way the negative space (the sky) has become the focus of the shot…what a sky!!

    no flowers out here yet :-(

  5. Beautiful shot. I love that sky and low horizon line. I agree with daina’s comment: “dramatic without being heavy”.

  6. agree with Daina. love the low horizon.

  7. Very elegant; you’ve composed it well. The expanse of sky is pleasing, isn’t it.

    • Thanks for your comments :)
      These hills are a favourite part of the world for me. Especially at this time of the year.

  8. wow. that is a gorgeous sky! fine composition as well.

  9. wonderful view. i live the big sky.

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