On the Road

Panoramas of Israel

Here are some panoramic photos taken on my March 2012 trip to Israel. We started off in Haifa (northern Israel) where we stayed for eight days and made day trips to surrounding locales.

On the slopes of the Carmel Mountains lies Haifa, capital of North Israel. Haifa is a special city due to its diversity of landscapes and culture. Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Druze and Bahai, are actively practiced in Haifa and the surrounding area: creating a multi-cultural social fabric. Haifa also has breathtaking scenery. From itse beaches and curved bay to the forested range of the Carmel Mountains, Haifa is delightful to look at. Haifa is located about an hour away from Tel-Aviv. Haifa is a good starting point for exploring the North Western part of Israel.

Sunrise over Haifa BayThe view from my hotel room - over-looking at Haifa Bay. Haifa sits on the Mediterranean Sea at the edge of the Carmel Mountain range.The Bahá’í World Centre, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel, 2012The Shrine of the Báb, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.In the center of the Sea of Galilee

 

The Bahá’í World Centre, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel, 2012

The Bahá’í World Centre, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel, 2012

Looking across to a Galilean town from the water

Looking across to a Galilean town from the water

View of the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives
Looking across to the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

Looking across to the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

View from Tel Dan. Looking across valley towards Lebanon and the town, Ghajar.

Ghajar is an Alawite village on the Hasbani River on the border between Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights. Dan, is a city mentioned in the Bible, described as the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel, belonging to the Tribe of Dan. The city is identified with the tel known as Tel Dan (Mound of Dan), or Tel el-Qadi (Mound of the Judge {“Dan” meaning “judge”, or “one who judges”}) in Israel.

Hazor, mustard plants in the foreground, Jordan valley in the background

Standing on Tel Hazor, looking at the surrounding landscape. Tel Hazor is the site of an ancient fortified city in the Upper Galilee, among the most important Caananite towns, and the largest ancient ruin in modern Israel. The bible gave it the title: “the head of all those kingdoms”.

Hazor, looking towards the Lower City

Standing on Tel Hazor, looking at the surrounding hills. Tel Hazor is the site of an ancient fortified city in the Upper Galilee, among the most important Caananite towns, and the largest ancient ruin in modern Israel. The bible gave it the title: “the head of all those kingdoms”.

Caesarea, israel (2012)

Caesarea, israel (2012)

The last four days of the trip were spent in Jerusalem.

Overlooking the full model of Jerusalem (late second temple period) at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

City of Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

View of the whole city (new and old) from Abraham’s Ridge, Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem (2012)

Looking down the hillside of the Mount of Olives, the most expensive burial site in Israel, Jerusalem (2012)

Looking across to the Mount of Olives from the Southern Wall of Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

Looking across to the Mount of Olives from the Southern Wall of Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

Looking at the western retaining wall of Temple Mount. There is a makeshift wall in the middle that separates men and women who come to pray. Jerusalem, Israel (2012)

At the Masada Fortress in the Judean Desert, Israel (2012)

At the Masada Fortress in the Judean Desert, Israel (2012)

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