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Aqueduct siren


King Herod commisioned an aqueduct to deliver water from the springs near Shuni, 16 kilometers north-east of Caesarea Maritima. We arrived there before 07:00 in the morning. The aqueduct run for quite a distance on the beach, provided water for over 1,000 years. Hadrian added another channel to the aqueduct around 165 CE.


The first thing I had to get used to, is the use of the BCE/CE acronyms. Never knew they existed. Soon learnt that BCE/CE are other names for BC/AD. Apparently the CE (common era) was introduced by Jewish academics during the 19th century. As always with this 'correct' speech patterns, I am left wondering about something. In this case I wonder what an uncommon era would be.


Don't worry, I will post another picture at some time to show the aqueduct in all its glory.



comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Dec 2015, 01:25
Very arty and excellent, Maestro.
Louis: Thank you kind sir.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Dec 2015, 06:32
You are stepping in the footsteps of history Louis
Louis: I did a lot of that, over there, Chris
I know what you mean about that BCE/CE stuff...which, I assume, was introduced to be "politically correct." (sigh) In the meantime, I do like the silhouette!
Louis: Yeah, in the sentence I could take a guess, but could look it up. Thank you Ginnie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Dec 2015, 07:04
een fascinerende image!
Louis: Zeker weten, Philine. 'T moment deed zich snel voor, maar ik had dit kon redden.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Dec 2015, 07:20
I rather like this, Louis
Louis: Thank you Lisl. One for the wall, I thought.
Well spotted and captured Louis!
Louis: She stood there, looked around and then was gone. Lucky, the camera reacted fast enough. I missed my DSLR on the trip, but the bridge camera was light to carry.
I love your shot. Your model is placed just right.
Louis: Thank you Mary. She is a looker, but you can't see it here smile
Is this what Plato saw Louis?
Louis: "I came; I saw; I conquered" I think that was Julius Caesar - or was that Julius SeizeHer?
I haven't come across the BCE/CE acronyms and can't imagine ever using them.

Anyway this is a pleasing silhouette
Louis: As I said, a first for me as well. But the smart phone helped to solve the issue for me. Thank you Bill.
Excellent picture Louis. Re the CE thing can you imagine what the people at our church think about that one, yes I'm sure you can!!
Louis: Thank you Brian. The first thing that I realised, is that it was some way the Jewish people use to circumvent the 'Christ' name. Had to use the smart phone to look the exact meaning up.
On the other hand, one could book a trip on a 'Jesus Boat' to cross the sea of Galilee and in a restaurant in that area one can order a St Peter's fish. So the Israeli's and Palestinians are not slow in making money out of Christian tourists.
Very nice silhouette shot, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Frank.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Dec 2015, 18:37
This is a wonderful silhouette. Wonderful picture.
Louis: And a wonderful girl, as well, Astrid. Thank you.
a great shot from this angle, any one you knew?
Louis: A member of our group. I went with a group of students and young working people. We designed our own tour, to keep costs as low as possible. Lots of walking and staying over in backpackers. Problem was, there is no tour operator involved, so when I arrived at Ben Gurion Airport, I couldn't provide a tour operator's name - so I was sent to the 'green room'. They soon decided there must be some truth in what I said, so I was released without touching my toes, while facing Mekka smile
This is a wonderful silhouette of this woman looking out of the arch Louis... superb composition....petersmile
Louis: Thank you very much, sir peter
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2015, 23:33
Very cool silhouette and interesting information.
Louis: Thank you Hollie. The visit was a learning experience. These people do things different.
I really love this image, Louis!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Dec 2015, 11:32
intersting silhoette and framing smile
Louis: Thank you elleplate

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