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Title: 71 – Caesarea Philippi
Authors: Thomas Mason Optician
Thomas Mason Optician
South Dublin Libraries Local Studies
Keywords: Clondalkin Branch Library
lantern slide
Holy Land
Banias
Issue Date: 1910
Publisher: Thomas Mason Optician, 5-6 Dame St Dublin.
Description: Slide 71: one of a collection of lantern slides shown at Clondalkin branch library c 1910. Description given in booklet: Following the valley of the Jordan we go along a region of delights. The mountain spurs, the forest trees, the streams, and the white peaks of Hermon towering over all, combine to make this one of the most picturesque spots to be founds in any land. Olives and oaks stand here in gnarled grandeur. Scattered amid these ancient trees are myrtles, hawthorns, birches, apples and pomegranates, while adding to the enchantment are the fine carpeting of grass, the rush of streams, and the fragrance with which the odoriferous shrubs fill the air. Crossing a bridge mantled with wild plants, and passing under an archway in an old wall, we find ourselves in what was Caesarea Philippi in our Lord’s time. Alas, we have penetrated this earthly paradise to find a wretched village at the heart of it – a collection of about fifty houses all built within the wall of the ancient fortress, while the remains of the ancient city spread for nearly half a mile round about. This is the most northerly limit to which we have any records of our Lord’s travelling, and is the extreme north of the Holy Land proper – the ancient city of Dan being only four miles distant.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10599/11795
Latitude: 33.243943
Longitude: 35.694370
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Appears in Collections:The Holy Land: a reading; a description of a series of lantern slides

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