The National-Park of the ancient town of Ashkelon, the Roman colonnade remains in the basilica site.
It was a prominent port city, evidence found that it was established by the Cnaanite sometime in the 19th century BC. Located on the Via-Maris, a major road from north to south, towards Egypt, had a merchants port and its inhabitants exported goods throughout the near Mediterranean countries.
Occupied later by the Persians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders and Ottomans – all left a notable mark on life there, excavations found on the large area with the wall 2.2km length around the old city, and many ancient houses, villas, water-wells, public-buildings, religious-edifices and a port.
Located in the south Israel coastal plains, 31.6616, 34.5482 on the map.
A WS show photoof the excavations in the Roman-Byzantine basilica.
A Wikipedia page about ancient town of Ashkelon.
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carlo62 (37258) 2014-03-23 1:52
una foto appena scattata e che ci parla di sole e belle giornate.
Una composizione semplice e bella, le colonne sono perfette tra il verde del prato e il blu del cielo, ottimo il loro posizionamento.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-03-23 2:20
a beautiful photo of this architecture with attractive POV, great details and lights, splendid shot of this place,
ourania (35080) 2014-03-23 2:21
a great composition with wonderful depth and sense of balance. There's excellent clarity and lovely, natural, vivid colours too. There are fine shapes and textures to study in the scarce remains of the ancient buildings. A delightful and inviting presentation, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
lousat (81112) 2014-03-23 3:23
Hi Ike,very nice perspective perspective showing us what rest of the roman empire there,perfect light and great details,i like the contrast between the colums and green and blue.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
snunney (88383) 2014-03-23 3:31
The oblique point of view on the standing columns gives the composition strength and depth. Excellent colour contrasts and very good sharpness.
PaulVDV (24015) 2014-03-23 3:46
Apparently this place has seen many civilizations succeeding each other.
A beautiful and very bright presentation of the Roman colonnade. The many yellow flowers in the grassfield prove you're already enjoying springtime.
Best regards, Paul
jhm (142852) 2014-03-23 3:51
When these old columns, could speak, I think that she much history can tell
Colours and presentation make these picture atractive
Nice panorama view too.
Very well done, TFS
Have a nice Sunday,
pierrefonds (59370) 2014-03-23 4:39
The length of the park is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the ruins of the roman colonnade. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.
siudzi (34131) 2014-03-23 4:44
A beautiful spring shot of this interesting ruins. Like the strong color contrast achieved here between nature and elements of the architecture. The visual effect is attractive and classy. Well done!
Have a nice afternoon!
Cricri (110295) 2014-03-23 5:48
Intéressante note sur cet endroit ou il ne reste que les colonnes romaines , un beau contraste avec le bleu et le vert, les petites fleurs jaunes annonce l'arriver du printemps
kato (11630) 2014-03-23 7:02
You're capturing well this excavations of Roman colonnade by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tall or short stone colonnades in the wide basilica site. It would be a religion building and the prototype is saved well. So, considering ancient trade and historical changes, it is interesting that it is here.
Nicou (127852) 2014-03-23 10:06
fantastique site archéologique sueprbe quelles colonne sueprbe qui rendu sur la pierre sueprbe vue et les fleurs ces arbres en fond quelle compo.
bravo et amitié
mcmtanyel (15587) 2014-03-23 20:49
What a beautiful spring day in Israel, like a summer day in PA. Today, we had a sunny day day with temperatures of 27 (alas, in Fahrenheit scale, which is about -3 degrees Celsius).
danos (89625) 2014-03-24 0:38
Good morning Ike,
nice the view of this arheological site with the coloumns to create depth and perspective in the image.The green of the ground in combination with the trees contrasted perfect with the white of the coloumns.Well done.
Royaldevon (32627) 2014-03-24 0:59
An interesting photograph and an interesting Wikipedia page. The Romans built such fine buildings, I always wonder why the inhabitants allowed them to decay, even if they were taken over by other nations. Perhaps others just didn't have the technical knowledge to maintain them!
Your shot has beautiful clarity and is very nicely composed, the columns giving a good sense of perspective and creating a very natural guide around the periphery of the scene.
Have a great week,
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-03-24 4:27
what a shame there is not much more left of the ruins - they must have been splendid in their time. I like however how you have presented these couple of columns shooting them at the right angle. The trees around the field add some life to this place of the past and presence of few people is nice and discreet.Good framing, colors and sharpness.
mirosu (15126) 2014-03-24 4:32
Somehow I like the arrangement of this photo very much. Simple but impressive. The diagonal columns (both rows) is perfect. All in superb light & clarity. There is also excellent green-grey-blue color contrast.
Very well done.
Oceania (5174) 2014-03-24 6:29
If I do not check the location, I would say this picture is from Italy or Greece. It's amazing there is Roman ruin also in Israel. This picture was very nicely composed and well taken. Thanks for sharing.
Miguel82 (26246) 2014-03-24 6:51
These ancient colonnades cross the times and history Ike, they are still in good condition, excellent weather to take pictures, a beautiful recreation area, all the best, have a good start of week
papagolf21 (89122) 2014-03-24 12:16
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Ces colonnes dont certaines semblent d'un seul bloc représentent un joyau historique architectural.
De plus, l'environnement végétal contribue à donner à l'ensemble une beauté toute particulière.
Silvio1953 (128399) 2014-03-24 13:19
Ciao Ike, lovely composition with great parade of beautiful columns, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
pili51 (1487) 2014-03-24 13:19
Bona nit :-)...
an interesting composition where you have caught this ancient Roman colonnade, which still stands with all its architectural splendour.
The mixture of these elements in the middle of a beautiful green scenery provide a high quality in your photo.
A nice work.
delpeoples (54463) 2014-03-24 15:55
If only these columns could speak! The history and drama they must have seen! What an exotic mixture of cultures and traditions that have passed through this area. Beautiful colours, the blues and greens are very attractive, excellent sharpness and good compo.
photoray (13192) 2014-03-24 18:13
Interesting 'crossroads' ancient historical scene with the Roman column ruins providing a clue to the multiple lives of Ashkelon.
Thanks for sharing,
jcpix (13726) 2014-03-24 18:50
Even with such minimal remains, these types of scenes are incredibly rewarding for their historical value. A nice collection and composition of columns under the bright sun. You can never go wrong with the blue/green color combination either. :) You've controlled the exposure quite well, the grey tones are even and detailed, I can make out some nice texture in the ruins. Balanced, sharp and arranged for best depth. Enjoy the new day. Take good care.
mkamionka (31991) 2014-03-25 3:37
this photo made me laugh a little bit. It reminds me a photo which I took 2 years ago on the Greek island Kos.
In a quite similar way I have captured one of the most important attractions there and yet in fact the main attraction are just very simple remains of the ruins.
So I have the photo ready for TE but I hesitate to show it as I am afraid people will not appreciate it.
So I admire your self confidence which did not stop you from sharing here this interesting place and lovely presentation. May be I should show my photo after all? Great natural colors, nice asymmetry of the composition,
very well done!
mesutilgim (88186) 2014-03-25 3:56
Hello dear Ike,
Very nice capture of those old Roman ruins backed with a nice deep blue sky.
Many interesting and good notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
macjake (59970) 2014-03-25 7:04
looking very closely we can see pitting in the stone. Excellent job in getting the photo so clear and sharp.
the colors work well together aswell.
bright, luminous, and a fine historical subject.
excellent TE post.
adramad (39770) 2014-03-25 9:25
A beautiful setting in which these columns remains of the basilica, look with great beauty, this great green meadow, which together with the wooded background, and the sky so blue, are an ideal setting for these ancient archaeological remains.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
ChrisJ (102789) 2014-03-25 11:06
The grounds of this archaeological park with a few old ruined columns, are very well kept, with trimmed lawns and wildflowers. A wonderful blue sky to contrast against the yellow flowers. Have a nice week!
UlfE (14641) 2014-03-25 14:27
The Roman colonnade is perhaps not very spectacular, but you have taken a really fine photo of it. The composition could not be better. Lighting, sharpness and colours are all perfect. TFS and have a nice evening!
clic (15762) 2014-03-25 15:44
Fortunately, Obelix didn't know this park in Israel; otherwise he would have uprooted those remnants of the cathedral and carried them as 'menhirs' to be sold in his village in Brittaby!
Your picture has an appealing soul of the past and composed by the rules book.
jemaflor (88179) 2014-03-26 0:06
Well taken these columns, the composition is well balanced and the light perfect, nice blue and green colors.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-03-26 1:43
Our past history is very important and paved way to the modern world as we know it today. These Roman colonnade's are very sticking and look very bold and proud in their present state.You can imagine all the hustle and bustle in this city years ago.
nikkitta (16230) 2014-03-27 15:32
Still erected columns are a great subject for a capture, as happens here with the well posicioned ones
Exellent perspective and deepness with contrast helped by the blue sky
Noticed Spring is comming with charming yellow flowers
Interesting capture and note
pajaran (54165) 2014-03-27 23:24
Interesantan tekst o Nacionalnom parku i staroj arhitekturi, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo mesto sa starom arhitekturom.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the National Park and the old architecture, the history and description of the ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful place with old architecture.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-29 10:06
i colori e le fioriture della primavera fanno da bel contorno a questo sito archeologico che non conoscevo.
Ottima nitidezza e colori molto curati si sommano alla cura della composizione per ottenere un ottimo risultato.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Didi (58432) 2014-03-31 8:55
Interesting perspective and good morning lights ambiance
Interesting place for taking picture in different moment of the day
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-04-26 21:42
Ike, ancient, historical and a true landmark that is greatly highlighted with your note and your image..great point of view and colors!!
all the best
jmdias (58149) 2014-05-30 7:08
ruins aren't easy to show in photos, but you got a beautiful work here with these columns against the blue sky, the lawn added life and colors to the compo. TFS.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-09-30 10:38
Very well narrated about the the National-Park, the pillars stood at the right side of the frame surrounded by lush green area to make it good composition a well color contrast, I liked its beautiful deep blue background.
warm regards and thanks,
berek (42274) 2014-10-23 9:24
interesting the Roman columns, a beautiful contrast with the blue and green, small yellow flowers arrive announces spring. thanks for note. take care
Matyas (6634) 2015-04-20 1:41
Shalom Ike! Wonderful columns. Superb ruins. Good composition. Good geometry. Fine colours. Regards!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (61453)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-22
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-23 1:38