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The Mount Camel Terraces
Official Opening
This project is an individual initiative by Jason Merk, [email protected]
The Shrine
of the Báb
silhouetted
by the
rising sun.
Sunrise over the Terraces.
Detail of decorative elements at
sunrise.
View of the Shrine of the Báb
from the crest of Mount
Carmel in the early 1950s.
Today, showing the bridge built over
Hatzionut Avenue to connect the
upper and lower Terraces.
Original structure of the
Shrine of the Báb in 1909.
Today with its colonnade, golden
dome, and terraced gardens.
View from the
Shrine of the
Báb down the
slope of Mount
Carmel to the
German Colony
in the 1930s.
From the same
vantage point
today, with the
fountains and
terraced gardens
descending from
the Shrine to Ben
Gurion Avenue.
The original structure of the Shrine
of the Báb in 1909, half-way up
the barren slope of Mount Carmel.
The mountainside today, transformed
into a series of garden terraces
ascending from Ben Gurion Avenue.
The Terraces of
the Shrine of
the Báb
extending from
the foot to the
crest of Mount
Carmel in
Haifa, Israel.
Aerial view
of the
Shrine of
the Báb
and the
lower
terraces.
The central staircase leading up the
Terraces to the Shrine of the Báb.
Fountains, flowers, and stone
balustrades decorate each
terrace.
Crushed tile paths and
ponds on Terrace Eight.
View of the formal gardens
along the central axis of the
Terraces.
View of the formal gardens
along the central axis of the
Terraces.
Detail of
decorative
eagle.
Decorative fountain
illuminated in the evening.
The illuminated Shrine
of the Báb, from below.
The Shrine of
the Báb
illuminated in
the evening,
with Ben
Gurion
Avenue below.
The Terraces leading down
to Ben Gurion Avenue,
illuminated in the evening.
The illuminated Shrine of the
Báb and Terraces, seen from
Ben Gurion Avenue at night.
Aerial view of the Shrine of
the Báb.
The Shrine of the Báb, located
on Terrace Ten, halfway up the
slope of Mount Carmel.
Formal gardens immediately
above the Shrine of the Báb.
The upper terraces viewed from
the bridge over Hatzionut Street.
Aerial view of Terrace Nineteen
at the crest of Mount Carmel.
View of Terrace Nineteen at
the crest of Mount Carmel.
Balustrades and decorative
eagles on Terrace Nineteen.
Balustrades and decorative
eagles on Terrace Nineteen.
The grand staircase leading from
the top terrace to the Louis
Promenade.
Wrought iron gate leading
to Terrace Nineteen at the
crest of Mount Carmel.
Aerial view of the complex of
Bahá'í administrative buildings
adjacent to the Terraces.
The Shrine is illuminated every evening in
memory of the Báb's incarceration in a
mountain fortress in northern Iran.
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