On the fourth day, we departed Galilee for Jerusalem...and the scenery changed dramatically.
|The advances Israel has made in agriculture are amazing, as evidenced by this lush field of corn in the middle of the Judean wilderness.|
|This photograph is self-explanatory, nonetheless it was taken from where our bus dropped us off to begin our walking tour.|
|Mount of Olives, where Jesus stood and wept over Jerusalem.|
|The Golden Gate, the oldest of the current gates in Jerusalem...across the street from the Garden of Gethsemane.|
|Church of All Nations. The Garden of Gethsemane is seen to the left of the church's facade.|
|Inside the Church of All Nations.|
|The bedrock where Jesus is believed to have prayed. I experienced my most holy moment of the trip while praying here.|
|The sign at the entrance to the Garden of Gethsemane. I included this photograph only because of the "face" that seems to be reflected in it.|
|The Garden of Gethsemane.|
|We left Jerusalem and traveled to Bethlehem, Palestinian territory. This is a Franciscan church at The Shepherd's Field, believed to be the location of the angelic announcement.|
|The Shepherd's Field.|
|The Shepherd's Field, inside a cave representative of the one Jesus was likely to have been born in.|
|The Roman Catholic church is obviously much more understated. I love this cathedral ceiling.|
Next up, day 5...