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Funicular Station - Haifa

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Cable car takes visitors from the northwest edge of the Carmel at Stella Maris to the end of the Bat Galim promenade and back. On the way down, the blue sea is visible, on the way back up, the Mt. Carmel scenery.

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A: Haifa Sightseeing, from Mt. Karmel

door Zoran Strajin, 350 hier vandaan

Haifa Sightseeing, from Mt. Karmel

B: Haifa from Mt. Karmel, near upper funicular station

door Zoran Strajin, 360 hier vandaan

Haifa from Mt. Karmel, near upper funicular station

C: Stella Maris Church, Haifa

door Zoran Strajin, 450 hier vandaan

In the 12th century, during the Crusader occupation of the region, groups of religious hermits began ...

Stella Maris Church, Haifa

D: Eliah Grotto, Stella Maris Church, Haifa

door Zoran Strajin, 460 hier vandaan

On the east side of the Church of Stella Maris is a small cave where, according to Carmelite traditio...

Eliah Grotto, Stella Maris Church, Haifa

E: In the front of Stella Maris Church - Haifa

door Zoran Strajin, 480 hier vandaan

In the 12th century, during the Crusader occupation of the region, groups of religious hermits began ...

In the front of Stella Maris Church - Haifa

F: Stella Maris Chapel

door Zoran Strajin, 490 hier vandaan

Here is an small chapel, almost undiscovered, located into the Church of Stella Maris, Haifa. I was l...

Stella Maris Chapel

G: Kiryat Eliezer Stadium - Haifa Municipal Stadium

door Zoran Strajin, 1.1 hier vandaan

Kiryat Eliezer Stadium - Haifa Municipal Stadium

I: Operation at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

door Ittay Bodell איתי בודל, 1.5 hier vandaan

Operation at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

J: Bahaii Garden, lower entrance, Haifa

door Zoran Strajin, 2.3 hier vandaan

Bahaii Garden, lower entrance, Haifa

Dit panorama is genomen in Israel, Middle East

Dit is een overzicht van Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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