Israel Photo Gallery – Haifa and Acre
Travelog and interesting stories from Israel published under the Scrolls from the holy land series.
I had fun in Haifa – it’s a very industrial and commercial city and acts as Israel’s logistics hub. A fast train connects it straight to Tel Aviv, the business hub. I thought Haifa was very efficient for that reason.
The city spreads over a hill overlooking the bay of Haifa. The Bahá’í World Centre, a UNESCO world heritage site, is located in the middle of the city, its gardens descending on the slopes of Mount Carmel to the main site, the shrine of the Bab.
Acre, or Akko, located north of Haifa, is well worth a day trip. It’s old city is full of ruins including sites that were used during by a slew of older civilizations including the crusaders. Akko is quite small, but has a dense concentration of religious sites for the Jews, Christians, Muslims, and the Bahá’ís.