From Sinai to Jerusalem
The photography exhibition of architect Teofil MIHĂILESCU documents his journey from Mount Sinai (Egipt) to Jerusalem (Israel) in the spring of 2017. It focuses on exploring the architecture and the sacred space of the Sacred Places, mentioned in the Bible texts, both in The Old Testament and The New Testament. Much more than a simple journey, the entire experience has been an initiation. A night spent at the Holy Thumb in The Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, an exploration of the Jericho archaeological site alone, a bath in the Dead Sea, the steps on the place of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, touching the Mourn Wall, climbing the Sinai Mountain in Egypt all night long, direct contact, on a daily baisis, with the landmarks of the three great religions of humankind – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the thousands of kilometres covered, the emotions and the eagerness, the avalanche of thoughts and questions, the savoury monologues and dialogues, the many contradictions, all of that turned into in a portfolio of several thousand photos, some of them being presented in this exhibition, an invitation to meditation and dialogue between the great values of the humankind: love, tolerance, truth.