This is the main mosque of Bethlehem, located in a corner between the main square and the main street.It is told this street was the same used by Joseph and Mary when arrived in the town. The Nativity Church is located behind me, in the other side of the square. Nowadays this region is losing its Christian population.
Esta é a mais importante mesquita de Belém, erguida na esquina entre a praça principal e a rua principal. Diz a história que foi por essa rua que Maria e José passaram quando chegaram a Belém. A Igreja da Natividade está localizada do outro lado da praça, às minhas costas. Atualmente esta região tem perdido boa parte de sua população cristã.
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holmertz (59750) 2017-04-21 9:10
There is a place close to where I live where a church tower and a minaret can be captured almost side by side like here, but the shooting angle is more difficult. Here you had an open view at a comfortable level. You also had a very good light and managed to include some of the street life.
ChrisJ (118895) 2017-04-21 9:14
A nice juxtaposing of the fg minaret of the Mosque with the bg Cross of the Christian church. I only had a day in Jerusalem so didn't get to Bethlehem or Nazareth. Nice to see what I missed. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs!
Fis2 (107416) 2017-04-21 9:53
Beautiful main mosque.
Minaret makes an impression.
Interesting tower bell in the background.
Good POV and colors.
alvaraalto (20574) 2017-04-21 12:25
Fascinating picture with these two tower of two different religions.
Although the differences are clearly the architecture here is much more similar than it should be in Europe.
Beautiful picture of this famous city.
PaulVDV (32695) 2017-04-21 23:08
Beautiful capture with the minaret and the church tower flanked by both trees.
Both towers and all the other buildings have the same grey colour.
Do you have an idea why this town is losing its Christian population? Where are they going to? Who's coming in place of them?
Best regards, Paul
emka (107755) 2017-04-22 0:10
Hello Jorge, You had an interesting visit in Israel, with so many places. Beautiful view from Bethlehem. Interesting to see the tower of the church and minaret so close together. Similar is on the Saint Catharina . wonderful composition. The photo of Arafat is still there.
Kind regrads Malgo
jhm (160917) 2017-04-22 1:33
What a nice architecturel picture with different building Mosque and church.
Real as daily life picture.
A nice super wide panoramic view about the area.
Composition and presentation are excellent.
very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (58260) 2017-04-22 3:07
Intriguing compo and your excellent shooting angle leading the eye from foreground minaret to the steeple in the back ground and this does convey that feeling of space and depth. Simply beautiful and pleasure to view, excellent shot, Congrats
Silvio1953 (154087) 2017-04-22 5:36
Ciao Jorge, great view of fantastic architectures by different religion, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (49962) 2017-04-22 9:29
Esplendida la vista de esta calle de Belen, con el primer plano del bonito minarete, al fondo de la calle podemos contemplar una torre que parece ser de una iglesia cristiana, por la cruz que veo en lo mas alto.
Una foto con hermosos colores naturales, muy buena iluminacion y una excelente nitidez.
Que disfrutes del fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.