Aerial Footage of the Shrine of the Bab Now Available in Baha’i Media Bank

As Baha’is around the world prepare to commemorate the Martyrdom of the Bab in a few days, and with the bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab around the corner, I wanted to share that five new video clips of aerial footage of the Shrine of the Bab, located in Haifa, Israel, have recently been added to the Baha’i Media Bank, and from what I can tell, it’s the first time video has been added to the collection.

The Baha’i Media Bank is an official website of the Baha’i World Centre, and it’s a great place to find a wide range of photographs relating to things like Baha’i history, holy places, events and activities.

Four of the five video clips of aerial footage show the Shrine of the Bab at different angles, while the fifth video clip is a montage of some of these four clips edited together. I was so excited when I discovered the new aerial footage of the Shrine of the Bab, that I quickly created a short video of the montage set to music, which some of you may have already seen, but I’ve included it at the bottom of this post as well.

You can find the aerial footage of the Shrine of the Bab using the links below, and as always, please pay attention to the Baha’i Media Bank’s terms of use:

1. Aerial footage #1 of the Shrine of the Bab.
2. Aerial footage #2 of the Shrine of the Bab.
3. Aerial footage #3 of the Shrine of the Bab.
4. Aerial footage #4 of the Shrine of the Bab.
5. Aerial footage compilation of the Shrine of the Bab.

General photographs of the Shrine of the Bab (including the aerial footage) can be found on this page: Buildings & Places – Haifa Area: Shrine of the Bab and Terraces

Here’s the video I created using the video montage from the Baha’i Media Bank, and music purchased from Audio Jungle, a great place to purchase licence-free music for your audio-visual projects. (It should be noted that I am an employee of Envato, the company behind Audio Jungle, however this is by no means an ad for the site. I simply wanted to share the resource I used in case it’s of help to anyone).

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Discussion 6 Comments

  1. All these photos are so beautiful dear Naysan, you can not look at these photos enough. Thank you very much for the wonderful pictures

  2. When I watch this video rather Naxsan, I become sad and happy. This beautiful grave, Bab has earned 1000x! People should not believe they could stand above God. A beautiful day dear Naysan

  3. Is there a way to download this video with the music?
    Also is would be wonderful if you could recommend music to accompany a PowerPoint that our community is constructing for the Birth of The Bab.

    1. YouTube doesn’t have a download option, but regarding music, you’ll see that I’ve linked to the site where I purchased the music track for this video, and where I’m sure you’ll be able to find something too.

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