I love going to the Tower of David.
Visits to the Tower of David Museum for fashion, photos of the old days, or the 100 years celebration of Allenby, all were fascinating.
Nothing tops the photo ops of night-time events in the citadel of the Tower of David.
Waiting outside at night, dwarfed by those ancient towering stone walls, an awesome feeling to historical past, that never gets old.
The views inside the citadel, on the platforms above Jerusalem, Israel, are amazing.
A chance to see the new night experience KING DAVID, was not one to pass up.
Pre-show lighting of the inside walls runs for 15 minutes, as up to 420 visitors are seated.
Modern laser technology casts words on the walls of old.
On a cool, humid night, the city lights turned the sky shades of pink, not the usual black sky, contrasting with the intricate light patterns.
One is to imagine David escaping to the oasis of Ein Gedi by the light projections all around the inside walls.
Cascading, flowing water is yet another scene.
After the introduction of the evening, the sound of the musical performance surrounds, while the laser projectors illuminate with 250,000 lumens and 35 million pixels.
David has inspired countless works of art by major sculptors and painters over the centuries.
In this latest creation, scenes change rapidly, going through the life story of King David.
The historical narrative begins with Ruth, David’s great-grandmother, gathering wheat from the fields.
There is David as a shepherd tending to his flock in the pasture, and here with Samuel the Prophet.
Not all is bright and cheerful.
There is the story of fighting the Philistines and David with Goliath.
Can you find what is real and what is light projected against the stone walls?
David the musician plays the harp for King Saul, as walls are made to resemble tents.
The 12 Tribes of Israel settled in Israel with Jerusalem as their capital.
The Ark of the Covenant is brought to Jerusalem.
People dance and rejoice in the streets of Jerusalem.
There are so many stories of David’s life, each one famous on its own.
The Tower of David Museum ‘Night Spectacular’ centered on the building of Jerusalem over the centuries.
This new night light spectacular features, David, King of Israel, David HaMelech.
You see his palace, to enter by candle light.
Besides being a warrior, David is also credited with composing the Book of Psalms.
For the finale, after King David looks out into the starry night sky above Jerusalem, the City of David, doves fly above musicians and joyous people.
Let’s all pray for peace in Jerusalem.
The Night Spectacular has been running for ten years,
and will continue to be shown.
One of the most famous psalms, Chapter 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd” is featured in the following video.
Still not enough? The following is a two-minute video of the early action of the laser and light show which runs 31 minutes.
KING DAVID opens at the Tower of David on April 1, 2018.