So boofhead (Semperfortis) asked me to do a thread on one of my trips to the middle East, namely the Holy land (Crazy Land more like it)
So without any discussion on religion, I dedicate this thread to my friends of all faiths. This thread is mostly to show people the religious sites
there (mainly Christian), I am not religious (I am atheist) but am happy to share with those who wish they could go but can't or haven't had the
chance. I understand it has great meaning for some.
I hope you enjoy it.
This is actually Cairo, It is meant to be the house of the Holy Family where Joseph and Mary and baby J fled. Church of St Barnabas is built on the
Chances hmmm, dunno, but it has domestic dwelling foundations that does date from that era so its a great visit.
Galilee-one of my top 5 travel spots to visit in the world. Sunset over the old ruins where JC ministered just as he would have seen it.
Mosaic in Galilee dating to the time of JC
FISHING BOAT found in the mud in Galilee dates to JC and is sold as the apostles fishing boat
The temple in Galilee where JC is said to have first started his ministry. This is a 4th century structure, with a few foundation stones believed to
have belonged to his actual temple. What a blast to see and breathe it all in!
Walking on Water, you could go out for easily 500 feet and it really look like you are walking on the sea (sorry JC but I have to debunk that one)
Imagine if you were an apostle fishing on the sea and in the distance you see JC walking towards you . I love this pic as that boat ride was so
peaceful, I went out daily.
Mount of the Beatitudes, what a gorgeous place!
OK so eerrrr I was heathen from late afternoon by the Sea of G, got stuck into the local grape juice. shhh mummy needs her medicine.
This is from Israel, and Gatou789 once said to me, errr what is that UFO in the pic….lol I never noticed it nor have I worked out what it is. An
article i suspect, but ya never know
A really old Minaret in Caesarea.
Masada, that place is without a doubt the most unbelievable thing to see in Israel. Hope you all know the amazing Jewish battle against the Romans
I think this? is inside the monstrous Cruader fort in Accor. No visit to Israel should go without seeing it and its subterranean tunnels the fighters
took. I suspect "the holy grail" would have been housed here )only because it looks fabulous not because it still exists)
Nazareth the supposed site of the annunciation
Mosaic commissioned by Constantines mum though I remember questioning that for some reason and dated it to justinian, anyhooo tis pretty.
Crossing the wall into Palestine to visit Bethelehem-Reality Bites
Going into Golgotha
Vegas, I mean the Golgotha Bethlehem
This slab is acknowledged by most of the churches as the slab christs body was on.
No idea, but I like the pic
another church built over where something happened with JC. Cant remember , possibly the field where the shepherds were at his birth ?
Spent a day with this father (orthodox) he had sooooooo much history in his head. Forget your guides, try hang out with a local priest make them a
meal, and knock on their door
So I am kissing the birthplace of JC (which I was laughing and babbling at my friend I didn't want to get Hep C or a coldsore from all the other
manky tourists, and Jesus better have a miracle film over the spot that stops the germs).
My mother is devout and heaven help me if I went back home without doing this for her. (yes I got daughter of the year and rubbed it in to my siblings
for as long as I could) Anyway I'm petty sure this ISNT the birthplace, but the fighting priests from the different orders is worth going to see. They
have it split into quarters and if a Ethiopian church steps into orthodox territory with his broom, they take to each other in a fight.
I walked the stations of the cross for my mum and Gran. (Golden Child)
The Kitten of Gethsemene (for Garth)
Mt of Olives, the trees are said to be as old as Christianity
Two of the 4 gates of Jerusalem
Jerusalem with the stunning Dome of the Rock in the background (where they faked that UFO video
edit on 22-1-2015 by zazzafrazz because: (no reason given)