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The Mount Carmel Terraces Official Opening This project is an individual initiative by Jason Merk,
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.
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.
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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