Buildings & Places

Haifa Area: Shrine of the Báb and Terraces

Construction of the colonnade of the Shrine of the Báb, 1950

Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb and Upper Terraces

Looking at the Shrine of the Báb at sunrise from the west

Drawing by William Sutherland Maxwell of the Shrine of the Báb with the superstructure he designed, 1944

Shrine of the Báb and Lower Terraces

Details for the Shrine of the Báb

Golden dome and drum of the Shrine of the Báb

Golden dome and drum of the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb

Detail of the brim of the Shrine

Shrine of the Báb (right) and International Archives Building (left)

Aerial footage #1 of the Shrine of the Báb

Modern aerial view

Columns of Shrine of the Báb

Details for the Shrine of the Báb

Construction of the Terraces of the Shrine of the Báb 1991

Drum of the Shrine of the Báb

Pinnacles, wrought iron balustrade and lit lancet windows

Construction of the Shrine of the Báb, 1950s

Shrine of the Báb and surrounding gardens

Shrine of the Báb and the Haifa Bay

Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb

Construction of the superstructure of the Shrine of the Báb, 1950

Lancet windows and details of the drum of the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb and surrounding gardens

Shrine of the Báb, 1954

Lamp inside the arcade of the Shrine of the Báb

Aerial footage #4 of the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb and surrounding gardens

Aerial footage #2 of the Shrine of the Báb

Cypress grove on the south side of the Shrine of the Báb, where Bahá’u’lláh indicated to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá where the Shrine of the Báb was to be built, early 1900s

Shrine of the Báb and Terraces as seen from Ben Gurion

Aerial footage #3 of the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb and Terraces

View of the Shrine of the Báb from the road which later became Ben Gurion Avenue (1905-1910)

Construction of the Shrine of the Báb, 1952

Detail of the pathway to the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb before the Superstructure was built, early 1900s

Shrine of the Báb and surrounding gardens

Aerial view of the Shrine of the Báb and surrounding gardens, 1954

Shrine of the Báb and Terraces as seen from the top of Mount Carmel

Shrine of the Báb and Terraces as seen from the top of Mount Carmel

Ringstone symbol on the Shrine of the Báb

Construction of the Shrine of the Báb, 1950s

Entrance to the Shrine of the Báb

Workmen constructing the retaining wall behind the Shrine of the Báb, 1948

Pool on one of the Lower Terraces at the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb and surrounding gardens

Construction of the Shrine of the Báb, 1952

Gardens surrounding the Shrine of the Báb, 1940s

Shrine of the Báb and Lower Terraces

Aerial view of the Shrine of the Báb and surrounding gardens, 1985

Lancet windows of the Shrine of the Báb

Construction of the Terraces of the Shrine of the Báb 1991

Detail design on the outer face of the arcade on the Shrine of the Báb

The Shrine of the Báb sits in the middle of the 19 magnificent terraces, which are at times illumined at night.

Ornamental detail from the Shrine of the Báb

The terraces around the Shrine of the Báb are illumined at night.

Shrine of the Báb as seen from Carmel Avenue (now Ben Gurion), 1950s

Aerial view of the Shrine of the Báb and Terraces

Gate entrance to the Shrine of the Báb

Marble arcade of the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb

Gardens surrounding the Shrine of the Báb, c. 1937

Details for the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb and surrounding gardens, c. 1960

Ringstone symbol on the Shrine of the Báb

Looking at the Shrine of the Bab and its surrounding gardens at sunrise from the west

Marble arcade of the Shrine of the Báb

Entrance to the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb

Aerial footage compilation of the Shrine of the Báb

Lights on path below the Shrine of the Báb, 1920s

Night view of lit windows on the octagon of the Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb at sunrise

Detail of the design of Shrine’s arches