Whenever I explore any abandoned place, I find a thrill in unfolding the mystery of who inhabited these structures, when they were abandoned and what events may have led up to them being forgotten. Through intricate possessions left behind, factual websites, online forums, personal accounts, historical markers and an array of different sources, I always have found at least several significant pieces to every puzzle I explored. Even if there were language barriers, lack of possessions left behind or barely any information online, I always was able to find some minor details through my research.
Since moving to Israel at the end of last year, it's been a whole new ball game in getting anywhere with my research. While I have explored abandoned places throughout the entire country, I have felt defeated in my attempts to find any information about the majority of these structures. There are no possessions, no historical plaques and half the time I'm not even entirely sure where I found these locations. I am living among the ruins of ancient civilizations and most of the time, that is all the information I can be certain of.
I've been put off in sharing many of the places I have experienced, believing I would find more information along the way. Truth is, I haven't, and I probably won't, but from now on, it won't stop me from posting my favorite shots of structures that were probably built in BC times. I'm not sure if this was a bridge, home, church or structure with no significance at all, but I enjoyed climbing all over it and the poppy fields surrounding it made for a beautiful landscape. The rest of its story is left entirely to the imagination.