Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Crusader Port

Standing at the top of the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa, you can see all the way across the bay.

On the other side, you can just see what appears to be a small white city. It's as though it's gleaming in the distance.
Jesse, Adam and I woke up early one morning and found ourselves the Sheruts that would take us there.

We were heading towards one of the most famous places in the Crusader world!

The port city of Acre!

Now renamed "Akko", it was still well known. A place famous of it's beauty and history.

After a short trip of only about half an hour, we found ourselves in Akko.

The place is small. But stunning.

It is surround on three sides by the ocean. The waves crash against its walls.
Standing on the high walls, we could feel the cool winds of the Mediterranean.
We were all impressed.

The combination of natural beauty and imposing ruins is perfectly married in Akko.

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