The Roman built Aqueduct, engineered to provide the ancient town of Caesarea with a steady water supply. Its first phase was built in the 1st century BC, by king Herod. It brought the water from the southern side of Mount Carmel, about 10KM to the north east.
Most of the old structure is barely above land nowadays, and I show this (known) section, located in the most southern place where it was demolished by sea and earthquakes in later centuries.
In the WS, I stood atop of the single canal aqueduct, with view across a bay towards the ancient ruins of Caesarea, some 2km in distance - this way, one can comprehend how it was originally designed.
No.2 WS show the view of the break on the aqueduct, and the water-canal on.
-0.3 exp. bias, 16:9 aspect ratio.
Location on map: 32.5124, 34.8966
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PaulVDV (32743) 2014-01-18 3:59
Well, this looks like a very beautiful winter day you have there.
Many years ago I've visited Caesarea, a wonderful place combining ancient monuments with a very long beach, even a not too busy beach (in that time and I was there in summertime).
Excellent capture with a view of the sea at the left and under an arch of the aqueduct.
Best regards, Paul
snunney (107513) 2014-01-18 4:18
The workshop is useful to show the aqueduct in context. The ancient ruins look splendid under the clear winter sky in the main posting. Very well composed with excellent colours and clarity. Superb rendering of the textural detail.
npecanhuk (78923) 2014-01-18 4:40
Interesting and attractive ancient architectural details!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, horizontal format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
pierrefonds (71725) 2014-01-18 4:57
The length of the aqueduct is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing with precision the détails and colours of the architecture of the aqueduct. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (43939) 2014-01-18 7:04
I often think of the quote, 'What have the Romans ever done for us?' and the answers are everywhere! Their aptitude for design and workmanship is probably unsurpassed.
You have composed the shot well, with three distinct regions, contrasting sharply in colours and textures.
You have created a very natural movement across the frame from right to left.
Have a great w/e,
Nicou (152096) 2014-01-18 7:41
quelle iamge de cet ancien viaduc sueprbe avec le rendu sur la pierre le salbe le vue au travers des arches ce sable et le traces le ciel pur et limpide merveilleuse iamge.
Bravo et amitié
mcmtanyel (29732) 2014-01-18 8:10
This is an excellent duo to include in TE's collection. You chose the one with the deeper, richer colors for your main entry. Just the kind of photos I would like to see with an informative note, TFS!
PS. I can't wait to see some of this with my own camera in May!
ourania (51103) 2014-01-18 9:41
you chose a very attractive perspective for this presentation of the ancient aqueduct still lying at the coast of Caesarea. Your composition is well balanced, the contrasting colours are vivid and lovely. The shadows have created a pleasing graphical impression, the textures are superb. I like how you got dome of that beautiful blue on the right side of the frame too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
kato (11630) 2014-01-18 9:58
You're capturing well this ancient water supply by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the inheritance of the irrigation enterprise which predecessors left. It looks like advanced technology and nation's power. It's also impressive in contrast for water supply which it lets the ground and underground pass. I do not know whether it can be called progress of technology and wisdom.
Cricri (126778) 2014-01-18 10:43
La lumière est très belle , elle permet d'apprécier les moindres détails des vielles pierres de Aqueduct, bien pris en diagonale, j'aime vouir la mer depuis une des arches, intéressant de voir la présentation hélas en ruines des cheminées!!
photoray (13981) 2014-01-18 10:46
Fine view of the ancient Caesarean aqueduct, detailing the massive stone arches in a panorama.
I have always been impressed by Roman engineering especially considering their accomplishments without using machines.
Thanks for sharing,
ricardomattos (8327) 2014-01-18 10:48
Very interesting view of this aqueduct. One day I will know Israel that I love. I like this note so much.
Thank you for sharing!
Silvio1953 (154173) 2014-01-18 11:53
Ciao IOke, great perspective on beautiful aqueduct, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
rbassin (24343) 2014-01-18 12:21
une superbe présentation de cette construction antique.
J'aime bien comme l'aqueduc entre dans l'image, bons contrastes avec le bleu du ciel.
macjake (73061) 2014-01-18 12:34
Aqueducts are always cool aren't they!
this is a subject we don't get to see everyday, especially where i'm living in Canada!!!!
I've enjoyed the WS photos too, its a nice way to complete the scene i guess.
amazing piece of history.
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-01-18 15:06
So ancient and strong construction dated from BC Ike, it's still in good condition, excellent perspective, high sharpness, bright colors, thanks and see you
lousat (98351) 2014-01-18 15:14
Hi Ike,a very interesting work about this very old acqueduct made by the romans,i like the 2 differents POV and the 1st WS looking of the details of the top,very well done...as usual! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-18 17:10
Excellent view to ancient aqueduct in superb light. The diagonal arrangement in landscape format is very good. The contrast against clear blue sky is outstanding. Very well done my friend. Wish you a very nice Sunday.
HOLIDAYS in MOUNTAINS
maloutim (9751) 2014-01-18 21:11
This is a nice perspective in diagonal on the old aqueduct. I like the glimpses of the sea which we can see through the arches.
Lovely golden color against the blue sky and blue sea.
Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (66360) 2014-01-19 1:31
Interesantan tekst o starom rimskom vodovodu ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana stara arhitektura, lepe boje.
Voda je uvek bila problem za ljude, sta nas ceka sutra ...
An interesting article on the old Roman aqueduct ...
Good footage and contrast nicely demonstrated the old architecture, beautiful colors.
Water has always been a problem for people, what awaits us tomorrow ...
All the best.
mesutilgim (97738) 2014-01-19 2:03
Nice capture of this Roman aqueduct with good pov and nice layout.
Intteresting notes as well.
TFS and have a nice Sunday
jhm (160975) 2014-01-19 2:57
You chose a very well angle with all the arches as perspective picture.
The Roman building Aqueduct, then the modern water dispensation
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Lovely architecture and perfect presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
danos (103214) 2014-01-20 0:46
very nice the view as the well chosen POV if the Roman built aqueduct,as is so close to the sea.I like the creative perspective with the WS to complete perfect teh whole scenery.Well done.
Have a good week,Danos
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-20 7:42
I think people consider ancient civilization as behind times, personally I think they are more advance than we are building awesome buildings and infrastructures that same are still functioning today. Nice capture with good details. Well done, tfs.
ruisc_pt (11090) 2014-01-20 8:36
I 'm glad to see you sharing..
Nice framing and note.
mkamionka (40123) 2014-01-20 13:54
it is amazing to watch this old Roman structures. I always promise myself to visit the Hadrian Wall which is not that much further from where I live but I never manage to get there yet. I am sure you get plenty of ancient structures in your country, it is so rich in history. Not much is left here but it is very interesting to see it, well presented in the context of the sandy beach, and disappearing as if someone had not thought it through.
Didi (60590) 2014-01-21 3:40
Interesting perspective of the aqueduct
It's an interesting subject for taking this subject in differents moment of the day with different lights directions
adramad (49992) 2014-01-21 8:16
A wonderful composition, with the view of the Roman aqueduct as next to the sea, I like your perspective on the diagonal plane, very good textures and detail of the stones.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well done. I Like
Have a good evening.
P/D. Your reference to the novel "The Cathedral of the Sea" is a work by the Spanish writer Idefonso Falcones, but the story is not about the cathedral that I present in the image, but on the church of Santa Maria del Mar, also impressive monument, with plant cathedral.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-21 21:46
Very interesting note about this Roman Aqueduct, love that we can view through the arches, over a stone mound on to the blue sea.
Great Pov, well managed. Tfs.
Have a great Wednesday.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-23 3:13
I missed this shot of the aqueduct somehow. It shows even more clearly the amazing construction than the next photo. I like how this time it is right near the water which adds some extra interest to the composition. Good POV and angle and very nice colors.
Thanks for sharing
clic (18552) 2014-01-23 12:21
I've been much impressed seeing the water canal on top of the broken aqueduct built of mortar-less-piled stones and consequently I wonder how the engineers of by then managed to avoid downwards water losses through stones.
adores (46419) 2014-01-28 8:26
It's better preserved that most part of the Roman Aqueducts I've seen! A good shot, with good light, colours and sharpness! The Ws also give na idea about the place!
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-02-04 23:17
Perfect composition of the Caesarea Aqueduct.Great shot with nice natural colors and an excellent quality overall, as always.Just love it.Thanks for sharing.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-02-06 15:05
At first view what catchs the eye is the color contrast, after reading the note the very old of the construction, well explained in WS1
Great contribution to TE
Very well done
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-07 19:53
Ike, a great path in history and a great highlight to present the remains of such an important monument!
great note and accordingly magnificent image!!
jmdias (69282) 2014-04-28 16:30
is part of it under the sea ? I saw in some place on TV that seashore of Israel was destroyed by a tsunami many centuries ago.
very nice image showing this beautiful roman structure. I liked the perfect light and the contrast of colors. beautiful work.
PiotrF (23138) 2014-06-20 9:17
Nice view of the ancient aqueduct still lying at the coast of Caesarea, very attractive perspective for this presentation.Perspective and depth are perfect taken.Wonderful picture with excellent colours and sharpness.
berek (50508) 2014-12-19 20:18
a superb presentation of this ancient building.
I like such as water enters the picture, good contrast with the blue sky.
Have a nice weekend.
fritzi007 (12518) 2015-07-28 15:01
perfect photo and information, well done!
ChrisJ (118961) 2016-08-25 5:06
This aqueduct reminds me of a similar one near Aspendos in south western Turkey, not far from Antalya. Good sharpness and the warm colour of the ancient stones contrasts well with the blue sky. Tfs!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (79229)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-18
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-18 3:42