This drawing from a book published in the 1880s depicts Akka from a beach to the city’s west. The sea gate is near the left edge of the sea wall. (Source: W.M. Thompson, The Land and the Book)
This recent photo shows the House of Rida Big, one of the homes Baha’u’llah lived in during his time in Edirne, Turkey. The Ottoman Empire banished Baha’u’llah from Edirne on 12 August 1868, eventually sending him to Akka. The edifice in Edirne is now a holy place, which Baha’is can visit.
This photo from October 1933 shows the ruins of the House of ‘Izzat Aqa in Edirne, Turkey, where Baha’u’llah was living when soldiers surrounded His home and authorities later told Him that He was to leave the city.
This copper engraving depicts Haifa in 1801, when it was a small walled city on the sea. (Source: Cooper Willyams, "El Burg and Haifa in 1801")
This painting, from 1839, shows a view of Haifa from the north. The city of Haifa would have looked similar when Baha’u’llah’s ship arrived there on the morning on 31 August 1868. He stayed there for a few hours before boarding a sailboat for the prison city of Akka. (Source: David Roberts, "Caiphas looking towards Mount Carmel")
This drawing shows the government building in Haifa and the Russian pier, which was built in 1854. Igal Graiver, of the Haifa Historical Society, explains that Baha’u’llah likely walked on that pier to the government building when he stopped in Haifa for a few hours on 31 August 1868.
This undated photo shows the government building in Haifa.