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Photo of the Week – Mediterranean Sky

Israel is a very small country (about the size of the state of New Jersey) but has access to the Red Sea at Eilat and about 200 km of Mediterranean coastline with some great beaches. This photo was taken at the beach at Ashdod. This photo is number 52, one for each week of the year – next week we’ll start a new different series of photos.

Mediterranean sky

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Canon point and shoot camera at the end of March (ISO 50, 7.7mm, F7.1 at 1/400 sec).

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Photo of the Week – Poleg beach

Israel has a Mediterranean coastline of 187 kilometres from Rosh HaNikra, the border with Lebanon in the north to Gaza in the south,  with some very nice beaches. Israeli photographer, David Rubinger, says that when you want to take a photo the best camera is the one you have with you. This photo is from the cliffs behind Wingate just south of Netanya, taken with my iPhone.

Beach Wingate

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Photo of the Week – Dor Habonim beaches

This photo is at sunset at one of my favorite Israeli, Mediterranean coast beaches. Just south of Haifa called Hof Habonim, it is part of a coastal nature reserve under the Israel Parks Authority. There are two natural lagoons protected by natural rock jetties, picturesque and calm.

Habonim beach

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Canon point and shoot camera in October (ISO 50, 12.5mm, F3.5 at 1/160 sec).

If you tire of hanging out at the beach there is a lovely walk along the coast south to the beach at Dor-Nachsholim. There you can rent sea kayaks, check out the excavations at the tel and visit the Mizgaga museum. The museum, housed in the 1891 factory that attempted to manufacture wine bottles for Baron de Rothschild’s wines, displays regional and nautical archaeological finds.

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Photo of the Week – Aqueduct to Caesarea

When visiting the archaeological site at Caesarea don’t miss the lovely beach just north of the site with the aqueduct. The aqueduct was built by King Herod to bring water from the Shuni spring, south of Mount Carmel, about 10km to the northeast to the city. In the second century, to provide additional water, a second aqueduct was built alongside the first by the 10th legion under the Emperor Hadrian that brought water from Tanninim (Crocodiles) river. The aqueduct continued to supply water to Caesarea for 1200 years.

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The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon point and shoot camera in May (ISO 100, 11mm, F8.8 at 1/218 sec).

For more information about the archaeological site of Caesarea see my post at https://israeltours.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/caesarea-maritima-herods-promontory-palace/

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