I won’t go into the history here as it’s complex. To the right of the cable car you can see a square on the ground. This housed Roman soldiers during the siege in the years 72 and 73. That’s right! Seventy two and seventy three.
Israeli paratroops are taken here as a gentle reminder of what to expect from the rest of “the world”.
This is very much a part of the Jewish culture in Israel. A very Holy land. The Dead Sea is in the background.


About Chris Sorlie

The kids are gone and I'm shooting pictures of all sorts of good things.
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4 Responses to Masada

  1. epicswife says:

    Very great shot and a cool history! Wish I could see this in person 🙂

  2. Chris Sorlie says:

    Thanks Mel!
    We’ve done some travel. (I have some Istanbul shots I can’t find!) Of all the places we’ve been to, Israel was by far and away the most interesting.There is a spiritual component to the place that is unique. The history alone is amazing. Even the recent history. We was where the Israel paratroopers fought their way in to Jerusalem during the six day war. We could see the bullet imprints on the wall. It was really something! I will try to put up a few more pics and talk about it more in the next few days.


  3. derrick says:

    Fascinating…. and a great shot.

  4. Chris Sorlie says:

    It was shot with a Canon A720 point and shoot. 6x zoom- 8 megs. Glass is 2.8 – 4.8. Just a lucky shot. Thanks for visiting Derrick! I see you’re from Texas! Will have to ship you some snow next year! What do you shoot with? Most of my blog pics are Lx3 or Fz35. Am thinking of getting something else. Lot to research.


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