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So guess where I have been the last two weeks, or so?  Israel, as shown by the flag.


The ancient Caesarea Maritima city and harbor was built by Herod the Great about 25–13 BC. The city had been populated through the late Roman and Byzantine era. Its ruins lie on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, about halfway between the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. Old Herod fell out of favour with the caeser and then built the place and named it Caeserea in honour of Augustus Caeser. In 638 AD the city fell to Muslim reign, which explains the minaret. Around 1101 AD the city fell to the crusaders, who added some more construction to the site.




comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Dec 2015, 00:51
That violet sea is gorgeous, Louis.
Louis: Very early morning helping with the colours. Thank you Ray.
Niiiice! Glad you're home safe.... Nice shot to start us off with, Louis!!!! That gorgeous sea looks blue to me, though....
Louis: I had some interesting experiences. Thank you Elizabeth.
What a beautiful sight Louis! I bet you enjoyed your stay in Israel.
Louis: Thank you Richard. I enjoyed it, even though I believe that inter-group relations in that country leave much to be desired.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Dec 2015, 06:33
I can see some good pictures in the offing, Louis - how clear and bright these colours are
Louis: Thank you Lisl. Early morning light helped with the colours.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Dec 2015, 07:09
Oh, you have been in Israel as I immediately noticed - I have been there for eight times - I'm looking forward to your images!
Louis: This was my first time and I found it very educational. Thank you Philine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Dec 2015, 07:26
Wow - interesting place to be Louis.
Louis: Quite so and from various view points, Chris
Nice composition, Louis. I look forward to more of your trip.
Louis: Thank you Frank.
A sea to match the flag or vice versa.
Louis: Great colour coding, yes, Mary.
OMG, Louis. The history is staggering, let alone the view!
Louis: The whole country oozes history for thousands of years Ginnie.
An interesting place to visit I imagine Louis
Louis: Quite so and from various view points, Bill
Lots of history there, Louis!
Louis: Thousands of years - a sort of melting pot.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Dec 2015, 15:08
That is a great view and I love the stonework. I hope you had a great time. I know my mom went there once, ages ago... she loved it.
Louis: Lots of history, politics and good food, Astrid.
Welcome back Louis, I look forward to your images from Israel, this is a fine starter.
Louis: Thank you Brian, I will do my best.
There is a great amount of history at this site Louis... your wright up helps us to realize the different eras...

it's good that you are back safely... i'm looking forward to more photos from Israel....petersmile
Louis: Thank you peter. The place is a historian's and archaeologist's delight.
Life would be so much simpler if people didn't fall out Louis.
Louis: The truth in a simple statement, gutteridge. Falling out is still going on everywhere and also in Israel. I witnessed some of it.
such a change of pace for you...
Louis: Especially, considering that it was a hiking tour - interspersed with bus trips for the long distances.
  • GL@M
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Dec 2015, 19:19
Ouwe wereldreiziger...
Louis: Niet zo oud, denk! smile

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