Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Art and History

The old mail boxes at Ein Hod are now an art piece. I thought this was a good recycling use.

The time is going fast here, We had a wonderful guided tour of Haifa and Akko and learned more history of this area. Those two cities have mixed populations of Christian Arabs, Jews, Bahai's etc. and there are no nasty stabbings there like in Jerusalem.The Bahai gardens were beautiful.

We could see snow on the mountains in the distance, but the camera did not pick that up.
We saw the inside of a mosque in Akko, very beautiful.

We learned more about the sheik who was in charge of building this mosque. He was known as Al Jazzar, the butcher. He was apparently a nasty person. I don't know if that is true or not.

The shuk (market) was busy and interesting. I think the fish are mostly local as Akko is right on the Mediterranean.

Since Akko was an important port on the Mediterranean in ancient times, there is a lot of history there, from the Crusades, the Templars, the Mammeluks and more recently (last century), the British.

Templar tunnel (underground) connects several walkways under the city.

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