Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wordless: Verse 33

An identification is given as the first comment.

9 comments:

elementary historyteacher said...

This is a fruit and vegetable market in the city of Acre.

From ancient times, Acre was regarded as the key to the Levant because of its strategic coastal location. It was a focal point for Christian forces during the Crusades.

You might be wondering about the Levant. Is it a person? An animal? Nope.

Wikipedia states: The Levant is a geographical term historically referring to a large area in the Middle Eastsouth of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and by the northern Arabian Desert and Upper Mesopotamia to the east. The Levant does not include the Caucasus Mountains, or any part of the Arabian Peninsula. It is an imprecise term, because it refers to layers of cultural habitation, rather than to the land itself. It is a much needed term, however, given that throughout much of history the region referred to has had many different national or political names.

crickl's nest said...

I love the photo and love your blog! I've been reading it a lot lately.

Donna said...

That doesn't look so different from the Kansas City farmer's market! Great picture. Happy WW.

MamaArcher said...

that is a great photo!! I love it!

jennyr said...

makes me want to look around and shop too! mine's up!

bluemountainmama said...

looks like a very interesting place. i wish we had more fresh air markets here in the states. when you want to buy fresh, local produce, it can be difficult to find. then again, we're not the rural society that we once were.

The Lone Beader said...

I love outdoor markets!

Shari said...

What an informative WW. I love the title of your blog - Got Bible?

Diana said...

Interesting facts and picture!

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