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Thursday, December 22, 2011

POST 531 - 12/22/11: COLUMBIA, NORTH CAROLINA

HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON from COLUMBIA, NORTH CAROLINA...

Visiting Karen and Craig for CHRISTMAS. Son, Noah has guided me through the mysteries of "PhotoBucket" software processing "thousands" of photographs taken from November 1999 thru February 2000 during our 120 day 'round The World Cruise.

Following are selected images of Israel, including JERUSALEM and BETHLEHEM...timely for Christmas 2011:



Young Girl - Old City, JERUSALEM

Approaching ASHDOD Harbor, Israel on our ship, AEGEAN 1, a converted 450 foot automobile Ferry Boat from ATHENS, Greece.


ASHDOD Valley en route up the mountain to JERUSALEM.

White Hills alongside ASHDOD - JERUSALEM Highway.


Relics from the religious battles alongside ASHDOD - JERUSALEM Highway.


Old City JERUSALEM.


Alley in Old City JERUSALEM.



Star Of Bethlehem.



Dome over Star Of Bethlehem.


Roadway to Church Of Nativity, BETHLEHEM.


Church of Nativity, BETHLEHEM.


Entering Church of Nativity, BETHLEHEM.


Manger...Church Of Nativity, BETHLEHEM.


Catholic Sanctuary, Church Of Nativity.


Garden at Catholic Sanctuary, Church of Nativity, BETHLEHEM.


Painting: Church of Nativity, BETHLEHEM with JERUSALEM about one mile North...


Olive Mount...between BETHLEHEM and JERUSALEM.


Wailing Wall - Men's side


Wailing Wall, JERUSALEM..

Men on left side..Women on Right Side.

Golden Dome in above left of image...not shown in this photo.


Female Soldiers - toting machine guns - at Gate of Wailing Wall...

Beginning of The Way Of The Cross.





Way Of The CROSS...

from the Wailing Wall up the hill to the Church of Resurrection.

The entire Way Of The Cross is a narrow Shopping Alley.



JESUS on the Cross, Church of Resurrection, JERUSALEM.



JESUS Taken Down from the Cross.


Tomb Of JESUS, Church Of Resurrection, JERUSALEM.


Dome over JESUS Tomb.



2 comments:

Bob said...

Nice pictures.
Merry Christmas Bruce.

Barbee and Larry said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

Barbee and Larry