Stations

Jerusalem, Israel, Nov 2005: An exploration/pilgrimage of sorts. It was a Sunday morning, mass was on in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I wasn’t at mass though- but rather exploring the ground floor of the church as the organ rang out above… Advertisements

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The Dome of the Rock

Jerusalem, November 2005: As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs.  The Dome of the Rock is located on a […]

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Beaufort

Beaufort Castle, Lebanon, November 2005: The Crusader fortress of Beaufort Castle- constructed in the 12th century- has been the focus for countless battles and the home of many occupiers over the centuries… Beaufort (French for “beautiful fortress”) sits atop a 300 meter cliff which declines steeply to the Litani River. Its commanding location, with views […]

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Border Country

South Lebanon, 2005: A local man on the Lebanese-Israeli border…  I don’t know if he was Hezbollah, Amal or just a tourist like me… He was friendly, but reserved- cool enough to let me take his photo though…. It was nice and peaceful here at the time, but within a few months all hell was […]

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Bait-ul-Muqaddas

Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel, 2005: Pilgrims relax within the walls of the Temple Mount… was eventually asked to leave the mount as it was prayer time.  The Israeli government enforces a ban on prayer by non-Muslim visitors, a wishful attempt to keep the status quo…   Canon EOS 1N/Canon 28-135is

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