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The same aqueduct that I have shown lasst week on Wednesday.


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 AD.



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i love the way that you framed the aqueduct Louis... your treatment makes it look like it was painted on canvas....petersmile
Louis: Thank you peter. It stands nicely on the beach.
I think you processed this just perfectly, Louis - Really suits the subject well!
Louis: Thanks a lot, Elizabeth
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Dec 2015, 05:36
You have shown that it is a very impressive structure, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Ray, and indeed it is.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 28 Dec 2015, 06:41
They were pretty advanced at this sort of thing were those Romans Louis
Louis: Old Herod was actually a Jew, but he probably learnt from the Romans.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2015, 06:51
This is fabulous and amazing to think what they were able to built more than 2000 years ago. Love the grey tones and the treatment.
Louis: Thank you Astrid. They knew how to build back then. And they had cheap labour.
I would be standing there with my mouth wide open, Louis....!
Louis: Fortunately, there were no flies about, Ginnie. But people like me, who is not used to old structures, will stand agape with you.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2015, 07:18
It must have been some structure when it was built, Louis!
Louis: I believe so, Lisl.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Dec 2015, 07:35
a very interesting photo - an excellent treatment!
Louis: Dankjewel, Philine.
What an impressive structure Louis! Great POV.
Louis: Thank you very much, Richard.
What did the Romans ever do for us?
Louis: One of them could be one of your forebears, Bill. They occupied your island long enough. But maybe, you don't want to associate with men, who wore dresses to battle smile
Your textured background really works well with this shot.
Louis: Thank you Mary.
They were very keen on infrastructure projects back then, but they had the advantage of 'cheap' labour. Great perspective Louis.
Louis: Heh, heh. Some of us thought how the cheap labour really had to concentrate when the master builder explained how he wanted something done.
It shows very well the quality of building that was done all those years ago that this should still be standing.
Louis: Absolutely, Brian. That I have seen more than once in Israel.
They knew how to build, didn't they?
Louis: Masters of the craft, I agree, Tom.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Dec 2015, 11:30
Amazing to think that this was built so long ago
Louis: I agree and just as amazing, how much of it is still standing.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2016, 22:29
Terrific treatment of this site. I'm enjoying your tour!

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