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Clock Tower Plaza, Jaffa, Israel by eyap

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1.67 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 12, 2011
Date taken
May 31, 2011

Jaffa's clock tower, three-stories high and crowned with an elaborate multi-gabled roof, was built in 1906 to celebrate the silver jubilee of the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abd al-Hamid the II*. The clock tower stood in an elongated and ample plaza that was built just outside the walls of Old Jaffa. The plaza bordered with al-Mahmudiyya mosque, Jaffa's major mosque, and with the Kishle (prison) that were inside the old city. To the other side of the plaza, a monumental government palace, the New Saray, was built to replace the Old Saray that was located inside the city walls.

Travelers to Jaffa, coming from the sea in the beginning of the 20th century, would walk on a new and paved quay, surrounding the steep hill of the old city. The first site they would encounter when finally arriving at the entrance of the city would be the clock tower and the neo-classical fa├žade of the New Saray. The clock tower still stands as a welcome sign in the northern border of Jaffa. In 1965 it was renovated and colorful mosaic windows designed by Arie Koren to describe the history of Jaffa were installed.


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  1. Chris cdlink

    Chris cdlink (July 13, 2011, 09:15PM )


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Panorama size: 1665 megapixels (86876 x 19168 pixels)
Input images: 224 (28 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 264.3 degrees wide by 58.3 degrees high (top=45.9, bottom=-12.4)
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Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 550D
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-05-31 11:49:04 - 2011-05-31 12:02:37
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.000625 - 0.0666667
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 118.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
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Horizontal overlap: 41.9 to 56.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.0 to 42.4 percent
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