In my last post I mentioned food. I should add one other little oddity I noticed. Breakfast! Now, don’t get me wrong. Breakfast always had a lot of the usual staple itmes you’d expect a breakfast to have. But in addition to that there always seemed to be quite an array of salads at breakfast. … Continue reading Salad anyone??
Whenever people travel to new areas, food is usually something they wonder about. We all eat … and usually more than once a day … so it’s a fair question to ask! So what of the food in Israel? Well, I’d have to say that overall I was pleasantly surprised! For those joining me in… Continue reading I can almost taste it!
One of the most memorable buildings from my trip was this church located in Capernaum. At this particular site the foundations of a building have been discovered which could be the house where Jesus healed Peter’s mother in in law (Luke 4:38,39). How could they possibly think that might be the right spot? You’ll have… Continue reading Architectural Oddity
Directly to the north of the theater at Caesarea Maritima are the remains of the amphitheater, or circus. While not restored like the theater has been (see a previous post) looking at what remains one get’s a sense of how spectacular this venue would have been. As an amphitheater, it would have had seating in… Continue reading Welcome to the Circus
In the last post I mentioned the view from the theatre, looking out towards the ocean and directly lined up with Herod’s seaside palace. While the palace structure no longer exists, you can still look at some of the foundational elements. In the picture above you can see the part of the palace that jutted… Continue reading Seaside Bathing!
When we arrived at the theater at Caesarea Maritima there was a particular view I was intent on taking in. While most of our group hung out down below looking up to the seating, I ran (or walked very quickly) up into the center seating area of the “bleachers” to look the other way, out… Continue reading Theater With a View
You say “potatoe”, I say “Potahtoe”. You say “Look, there’s Herod the Great’s amphitheater at Caesarea Maritima”, I say “Look, there’s Herod the Great’s theater at Caesarea Maritima.” Ok, so the next couple of posts will feature one of my favorite trip stops, the incredible harbor city of Caesarea Maratima. But before we get… Continue reading Potato Potahto