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The working world means I have much less time for holidays....but more money to spend on them! And my latest adventure took me to Israel.
Whilst the country is absolutely teaming with history, it also has, as we know, a huge problem with terrorism. Unluckily for me, just a few days after it was all booked, the latest trouble erupted this summer. Fortunately by the time I went, the worst of it was over. But I ...
... place t that time. It becomes more and more harrowing, the imaginatively-displayed materials - photos, documents, personal possessions and so on - being interspersed with audio-visual displays, often filmed recollections from some of the witnesses and survivors. The place was quite busy, but the only sounds came from the displays themselves. Everyone present in that place seemed to be quite over-awed by the experience, and were generally ...
... middle-eastern Christian families have a picture of St. George somewhere on their homes so that he continues to protect them.
And that was the tour.
We had a few minutes to buy things in the shops outside the church, but they contained mostly the same kinds of tourist goods as the shops in Jerusalem and Nazareth that are targeted to Christian tourists.
We unceremoniously dropped off the guide (he didn't even come around the bus to "shake hands" and collect tips), and drove back into ...
... Amazons with double-axes. The entrance is flanked by statues of the twins Castor and Pollux who lived partly on Olympus and partly in the underworld.
From there we continued past more tomb facades and the theatre to where the houses were carved out. Up high on another cliff was the Tombs of kings. The houses were carved out of the rock too but were quite plain while the tombs were beautifully decorated.
The tombs at Petra were majestic, ...
... 8217;t taken into account the need to shrug off snow.
Then we went into the church. Especially for a Catholic institution, it was spare and simple, which allowed its elegance to shine through. Geometric mosaics framed the floors, and the ceilings were elaborately painted with angels surrounded by deep blue and gold. Plaques on the walls were written in French, Hebrew, Latin, and English—only in Israel! Tucked in the transepts were statues ...