Postcard from Israel: Caesarea

“What did the Romans ever do for us?” goes the old Monty Python line.

Well, they certainly left us some pretty spectacular places to visit here in Israel, so this week our virtual trip takes us to Caesarea with its amphitheatre and hippodrome, luxurious mosaic-floored bath-houses and later Byzantine and Crusader additions, all on the beautiful Mediterranean coastline.

Of course Hanna Senech captured it best in her delightfully simple poem The walk to Caesarea:

My God, My God, I pray that these things never end,

The sand and the sea,

The rustle of the waters,

Lightning of the Heavens,

The prayer of Man.

All photos taken by Israelinurse
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