Saturday, 15 October 2011

Passing through the Judean dessert with many surprises

On our way from Jerusalem to Masada we had to go through the Judean dessert. We did not get bored; the mountain ranges were steep and high. We had some stops on the way where we could shoot picture of flowers and the rough landscape of the dessert. The bus passed rather close to rock formations and deep canyons. We also saw a group of camels. The landscape was sometime yellow, brown and grey. On our left side we saw the Dead Sea a place we were going to relax in the afternoon. Half way in the direction of Masada we were stopped by a military post for a security check. The Israelis do these checks in the dessert to avoid attacks from Jordan which is just on the other side of the Dead Sea.

Op weg van Jeruzalem naar Masada moesten we door de Jedua woestijn rijden. Het was zeker geen vervelende rit, de bergketens waren steil en hoog. Op onze stopplaatsen hadden we de mogelijkheid mooie foto’s te maken van het ruwe woestijn landschap en bloemen. De bus reed toch zeer dicht bij hangende rotsformaties en diepe ravijnen en we kwamen ook een groepje kamelen tegen. Het landschap veranderde voortdurend van kleur in geel, bruin of grijs. Op de linker zijde lag de Dode Zee, waar we in de namiddag een paar uur gingen relaxen. Ongeveer halfweg werden we tegengehouden door militairen voor een veiligheidscontrole. De Israëli doen dit voor aanvallers uit Jordanië te onderscheppen, dat aan de andere kant van de Dode Zee ligt..

Judean Dessert Israel
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Judean Dessert Israel
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19 comments:

  1. Oh gosh! I don't want to be left behind or be lost in those areas!

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  2. fantastic photos. I particularly like the rocks and the camel train.

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  3. Uskomattoman ihania kuvia. Kiitos kun jaat näkymiä meille.
    Terveisin
    orvokki

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  4. The desert colours and landforms are quite amazing. Love your third and fourth photos and the camels.

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  5. What an adventure! Beautiful pictures as usual! :) XO

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  6. Such an amazing landscape! Beautiful photos you got there.

    But beautiful as it is, I sure don't want to be left behind in such a place. xD

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  7. Wow, really great pictures of the desert. It seems that these hostile regions are the most fascinating landscapes in the world.
    C+J

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  8. I can see why you weren't bored on your journey with beautiful flowers, camels, and surprise security checks.

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  9. Wow! The views there is amazing! Wish one day I can visit this place.

    BTW marathon can be fun, u should try :)

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  10. Hi Filip, nice to meet you. Your photos are stunning, you are such a good photographer!! I love the camels all in a row and the desert terrain!! And the churches and other things you have seen in the post below, fabulous! I bet it just gave you chill bumps to be there, where Jesus was!!!!

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  11. wowww, the landscapes look breathtaking...but I have to second Roj- better see them and leave...back to civilisation;

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  12. By the way, is that abougainvilla growing over there? Do you have the full picture of it in the dessert. Much be looking really glorious in this middle of nothing....

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  13. Visiting again, just to enjoy the beauty of these images in this particular post...

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  14. Hi Filip, you have some amazing photos here. I particularly like the formations in the third photo. The photo of the camels with the grey background and the last one match our greyish theme perfectly.

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  15. Oh yes this is a mighty interesting stroll through amazing places....what excellent photos! I felt like stepping deep in the sand myself....!

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  16. Seeing those camels in this place must make you feel as if you had gone back in time hundreds of years. Awesome, and what rough terrain. Bet that bus ride goes along some very interesting roads!

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