A day in Caesarea
Anat Lev-Adler
Published: 17.06.07, 23:30
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1. very poor tourism info
Claire ,   USA   (06.18.07)
There is no information avl on the internet on tourism. There is no information avl on public transport. The Caesarea tourist board gets an F.
2. Lovely practical information
Cleo ,   Israel   (06.18.07)
available on the internet in English about Caesaria. I just enjoyed reading it all so much. I just googled the name in English and voila..very claire indeed. Anyhow, whoever really wants to go, knows exactly how to go about it, whether from Melbourne or Tel Aviv. A+ Star attraction.
3. Caesarea described by Pontius Pilate:
enzo ,   london,uk   (06.18.07)
"...The first thing we saw, from many miles out, was a temple of white, gleaming marble high up on a hill. Then the outline of a great amphitheatre, also white. Next, as we came nearer, a tall, dark tower standing straight up, as it seemed, out of the water. We found that it was established on the end of a gigantic mole made of enormous blocks of stone. I have seen nothing so striking as this mole in Italy. It runs out crescent-shaped, from the southern end of the city towards the north; it is several times as broad as any of our roads, with towers upon it and arches where seamen may lodge. It projects so far towards the northern shore that it leaves only a narrow entrance from the open sea and within it is the haven of calm waters in which we now lie. The size of the stones is almost beyond belief, and how Herod contrived to get them here and have them hewn and plant them in position is more than I can understand. He must have searched all Asia and Africa for skilled engineers. Before Herod built the harbour and called it after Caesar, the place was a mere roadstead, open and dangerous. Now the commerce of the whole country can flow through it and much comes here that used to go to Tyre, farther north. I hope still more will come that I may get the benefit of the customs duties!"
4. well done Anat Lev-Adler
English guy ,   London   (06.18.07)
A whole piece on Caesarea without managing to point out that its inhabitants were expelled and that the "Bosnian village" has now been desanctified with mosque turned into alcohol serving restaurant and the whole caboodle repackaged as some sort of continuous Israeli settlement since the time of Herod. In 1948, after the inhabitants were put to flight Palmach troops, headed by Yitzhak Rabin, occupied and destroyed the village. I think that would have made your article a little more balanced. Dear Ms Lev-Adler, I suggest
5. Caesarea described by Enzo: (Mr Gaydamak, please, read)
enzo ,   london,uk   (06.18.07)
Been there six weeks ago. I'm writing a story about a Roman centurion of LXF, Cornelius, who lived in Caesarea 2000 years ago. If Mr Gaydamak, who is the most illustrious resident of Caesarea, wants to sponsor my literary work he's more than welcome! I'm only joking...(actually I'm not!). Caesarea is beautiful, posh and lush, from the excellent, welcoming Roman columns to the Aqueduct, to the seashore! Past and present of Caesarea are overwhelming! There is no escape from the fact that Caesarea will always be to be! (And SOMETHING very very important began in Caesarea long time ago...)
Nana M.   (06.18.07)
AND Poliker there, who could ask for more...
7. Thank you, Nana
enzo ,   london,uk   (06.19.07)
It's a truly beautiful website with lots of info. I clicked on "Nearby Sites" and found some stunning hotels!!! How I'd love to finish writing my book in one of those hotels! Truly a place for motivation and inspiration.
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