|The ruins of Caesarea and Herod's Summer Palace|
|In the underground sea grottos of Rosh Hankira|
|The views from B'hai Gardens, top of Haifa|
It's been an amazing time in Jerusalem and Israel. I will be leaving shortly, but my last few days were very interesting.
First, I explored Caesarea and the ruins from the Roman period/time of Christ. Herod's summer palace at the shore with his incredible views of the Mediterranean, so aqua and sublime. Roman and ancient ruins have always been my passion so this was a delight for me.
The amphitheater at Caesarea is still used by musical groups today, and I found that both magical and poignant at the same time: people sitting there thousands of years ago, watching their theater acts, had no idea that over 2000 years in the future, people would still be sitting there watching entertainment. It's pretty mindblowing.
We also explored the different ruins that are preserved there, including the Templar/Crusader ruins, where they held off the Muslims, badly outnumbered until they could finally escape and flee to another port. Very interesting history all around.