Bicycle travels on the Silk Route:
The Romans may not always have passed through the Beqaa valley in today's Lebanon when traveling from the Mediterranean to Palmyra, but when they did they wanted to worship in Baalbek for sure. This was a former Phoenician settlement where a temple dedicated to Baal was built in the first millenium BC.. Nowhere else have I seen such massive Roman construction elements like here. What the picture shows are the six remaining columns from a temple of Jupiter. In the background you notice the temple of Bacchus.
The rain clouds building up in the background are dammed up by the "Anti Lebanon", a Northeast Southwest range of mountains. This brings beneficial water into the Beqaa valley but worries a cyclist :-)
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BennyV (18083) 2012-04-26 2:56
I like the textures on the pillars and hwo tall they look. Also the threatening sky in the background is captured very well. Great picture.
ahmet54 (3263) 2012-04-26 13:40
was für ein Himmel! Die antiken Tempel wirken gewaltig hinter den kleinen Menschen. Der Libanon muss allein wegen Baalbek und der fantastischen Küche eine Reise wert sein. Der Libanon steht auf meiner Liste ziemlich weit oben.
Gruß aus Westfalen,
- Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) (1626)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-27
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2, Panasonic Lumix G Vario
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Silkroad on Bicycle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-26 2:18