The Jewish holiday Hanukkah, which celebrates the survival of the second Temple in Jerusalem, is definitely my favorite. It’s filled with light (literally) and tasty foods, not to talk about 8 days of celebrations. So, when I leave home for 2 days during this holiday, I expect the reason to be a very good one – and man, the Eye2Israel seminar was a really great reason!
We did a lot of things during the seminar, but the highlight for me was definitely the Night Spectacular – a sound and light show that uses the trompe l’oeil technology to screen magnificent images on the walls of the citadel (the Tower of David).
The show is only featured at night (obviously) and it chronicled the history of Jerusalem. I’ve already been to one or two good shows in my life, but NOTHING got close to topping that one.
We sat there, in the open air, looking at the different parts and paths that were built in to the fortress, when an amazing display of stunning images came on: how they started to build the city from hardly anything, the different disasters that occurred to the city, the different cultures that controlled it for a variety of times – all ultimately leading to these days, and its control by the Jewish people, once again.
The great thing about the display was how it fit every inch of the area. For example, there was an image of a library that spread all over the walls, an image so perfectly fitted, I thought I fell asleep and was dreaming about a library!
It was definitely a great experience and I’ll never forget it. If you ever visit Jerusalem – don’t miss the Nigh Spectacular at the Tower of David!
The show (video from JerusalemFoundation on youtube.com)