My Intro to Israel, Day 2, Scene 6
Ein Gedi was as far north as we would venture that day. Our next stop was a little south, on the way back to our hotel, at Masada.
Masada is an ancient fortification on top of an isolated rock plateau (like a mesa), overlooking the Dead Sea. Herod the Great built palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. According to Josephus, the Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First JewishRoman War ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Sicarii rebels and their families hiding there.
This was taken from the bus on approach to the visitors' center at the bottom of the hill. From the visitors' center one can take the cable car or walk the Snake Path up to the top of the hill, where the ancient ruins lie.
Masadada Puslu bir Gün
İsraile Önsözüm, Gün 2, Sahne 6
Ein Gedi o gün en kuzeye açılmamızdı. Bir sonraki durağımız, otelimize geri yolda biraz daha güneyde, Masada idi.
Masada Ölü Deniz'e bakan, izole bir kaya plato (mesa gibi) üstünde eski bir sur yapıdır. Büyük Hirodes 37 ve 31 M.Ö. arasında dağda kendisi için büyük yapılı saray yaptırdı ve Masadayı kuvvetlendirdi. Josephusa göre, Birinci Yahudi-Roma Savaşı sonuna doğru Roma İmparatorluğu'nun askerlerinin Masada Kuşatması orada saklanan 960 Sikari isyancılar ve ailelerinin toplu intiharı ile sona erdi.
Bu tepenin altındaki ziyaretçi merkezine yaklaşırken otobüsten alınmıştır. Misafir merkezinden bir teleferikle veya Yılan Yolunu yürüyerek antik kalıntıların yattığı tepenin üstüne çıkılabilir.
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serp2000 (39604) 2014-06-13 13:46
First of all I like this informative note, I've read this history but I really like to recall this information once again. Excellent presentation of the desert, impressive landscape, what can you do here without the water? Perfect DoF!
best wishes from Ural,
I will write to your the dates of their visit some later. I do remember it.
lousat (75622) 2014-06-13 14:12
Hi Murat,absolutely beautiful this scenery and absolutely great your capture,with a great sense of space and dry season,very interesting note too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
emka (77500) 2014-06-13 23:42
Hello Murat, Strange view from Masada. Impressive desert landscape. I hope you will show also the view from the top with the ruins.
Have a great weekend
ikeharel (56104) 2014-06-14 1:19
A Wikipedia page about the Marl rocks, the brighter barren land, Murat.
A salt water residue that made this special earth formation, where the dried long ago Dead-sea.
Fine applied with blue sky and sea on far and above.
Enjoy your weekend,
danos (85797) 2014-06-14 7:24
nice the view of the ground that really looks so impressive with the texture of it to makes the scene even more efective.I like the created layers as the excellent presentation.
ourania (30227) 2014-06-16 9:25
a landscape of striking depth and aridity, it's amazing how it goes on and on until it mysteriously reaches the horizon and the pastel, relaxing sky. You rendered the textures in a superb way, the light exalts the warm tones, it's really overwhelming. Amazing how people once lived there and fought for this place. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
pajaran (51304) 2014-06-16 23:37
Interesantan tekst o staroj tvrdjavi sa istorijom i opisom, lep pogled iz autobusa.
Dobar rad i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto.
An interesting article on the old fortress with a history and description, a nice view from the bus.
Good work and perspective, nice place shown.
All the best.
papagolf21 (85498) 2014-06-16 23:53
Quel spectacle proposé à travers cette composition !. C'est véritablement impressionnant.
Un grand merci pour ce partage photographique et d'une note d'accompagnement toujours très appréciée.
Très bonne journée.
jcpix (13574) 2014-06-18 17:53
Very interesting formations, almost like a quasi-Grand Canyon from this perspective. :) Either that, or it's a landscape straight out of Star Wars...who know's what's going to come flying up from below??
A minimal scene, but I like that your composition has displayed the layers of color and form. Wide open and vast...similar to the Az. desert. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.
abmdsudi (42690) 2014-06-19 20:56
A breathtakingly extensive landscape and feel of vastness with lovely defined bands of diff colours and textures on which blue water in the distant balances the layers of earth tones whilst still remaining at contrast to each other. Just great despite the weather condition, you did strike the right balance there! Excellent capture, Congrats
jmdias (54579) 2014-06-26 1:26
I presume that will be very difficult to walk in straight line from your pov and the death sea ahead. we can see many gaps in the middle. very interesting landscape. TFS.
nikkitta (14618) 2014-06-27 10:11
I am fascinated with Masada´s history, good note
Also good is the capture of the so desert place with the high horizon at the back where we can have a glimpse of the Red Sea ( really very blue)
Well done, regards
Miguel82 (22877) 2014-08-17 6:42
Very arid area Murat, amazing geological formation existing in Israel, excellent report about that habitat, regards
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (12491)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, RAW, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Masada [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-13 13:16