Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Festival of Light in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s Festival of Light ends this week.  Arutz-7 reports:

Traveling from all over the country to witness the artistic display, Israelis enjoyed strolling in and around the ancient walled Old City June 10-16, viewing light displays which were, for the most part, free of charge. 

For a fee, visitors could enjoy the opening ceremony -- The Light Concert in Sultan's Pool -- opposite the Old City walls and thousands did so. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra played light classical music while lights beamed towards the sky in time to it bounced back from the clouds.  The players were bathed in myriad colors of shimmering lights. The program began with an orchestrated medley of songs of Jerusalem and included a surprise--simultaneous fireworks and beams of light  during the playing of Tschaikovsky's 1812 Overture. . Flautist Noam Buchman played "From the top of Mount Scopus" as the finale.

See the article for a dozen photos.

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