|Terraced gardens of the Bab|
When I arrive at the Port Inn in Downtown Haifa it's still raining but, after lunch, the clouds clear and I take the vernacular metro (91st mode of transport) to the ridge of Mt Carmel. The views over the port towards Akko are good but what I've really come to see here are The Baha'i Gardens. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the nineteen garden terraces grace the northern slope of Mt Carmel and serve to landscape the golden-domed shrine of Bab, the martyr-prophet of the Baha'i faith, who's remains were secretly smuggled here after he was executed in Iran in 1850.
Sadly access is limited as the wet paths are deemed too slippery for visitors, maybe tomorrow.
Slideshow of Haifa.