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imminence

a few minutes after the previous shot (the advance) and the storm clouds are now seemingly clawing at the aqueduct in caesarea, israel.

shortly after this series of shots, we made our way to the car just in time. it was a heavy downpour, alright…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: skyscapes 2

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the advance

on this morning the light was constantly changing as clouds were periodically moving in front of the sun and then away again. we were on the site for a couple of hours and eventually, it became apparent that a storm was coming off of the mediterranean sea. here you have then, the aqueduct at the beach in caesarea photographed with a storm advancing towards shore.

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aqueduct arch

one of the numerous stone arches of the roman aqueduct giving way to the beach area at caesarea in israel.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

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morning light

located roughly midway between tel aviv and haifa, caesarea maritima (the original city) was built by king herod between 25 – 13 bce. the roman aqueduct was built to supply water to the city when the wells they were using as sources of water were not sufficient.

we awoke this morning to some clouds – finally! the whole day would be unsettled, but i had hope that the shots might have more drama in them… thankfully they would.

we started out by reaching the roman aqueduct by today’s modern town of caesarea in the morning. as we arrived the sun was breaking out from the morning’s cloudy weather.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

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remains of the harbour

so, after rejoining my aunt, cousin and wife for dinner, the light just would not give up! i excused myself once again to get a shot of the ancient harbour wall, sometimes referred to as the pisan harbour.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: skyscapes 2

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light in the port

having stopped for a bite to eat, courtesy of my aunt, at abu christo: one of the many restaurants in the old city, i noticed that the light was turning downright gorgeous… i excused myself and let the ladies order the food while i went to find something to photograph, as it were.

i had wanted to get a cityscape of acre, so that was the direction i went. i was not disappointed. i somehow made my way onto a terrace after climbing short walls and landed on a terrace adjacent to the akko light, the still-in-use lighthouse belonging to the old city. beyond it was the skyline with that glorious light i mentioned…

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ancient passageway

 

the trip back from southern israel completed, we took a bit of a breather for a couple of days. we would then head north on a day trip to visit the ancient port city of acre (akko in hebrew). the best summation i have found about this historical place is as follows: “acre … benefits from one of the very rare natural harbours on the coast of the land of israel. [it’s] location helped it become one of the oldest cities in the world, continuously inhabited since the middle bronze age, some 4,000 years ago.” – wikipedia

it’s a shame that some of the old city’s ancient buildings/monuments have become in such states of disrepair. at the time of our visit a few sites were completely blocked off to visitors. it looked like repairs were either just underway or about to begin.

we met up with my aunt and cousin and they took us around the old city. sites like the one photographed above were common. the history, when you stop to think about it is staggering somehow…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

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