TravelPod Member ReviewsSt Gabriel Nazareth
Very ordinary, don't bother
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... Azar. It is a converted old house and run by Fauzi's grand daughter. It looks pretty good so far. When I got here I met an American guy and he has been with me all arvo. We went to the top of the hill to a view point. It took a long time to get there but the walk was worth it. There is a church up there as well and I had to ask around to get in but again it was worth it. To get there ...
... so you could tell that on a clear day this must be spectacular spot. After exploring ruins on either side that date back to Byzantine and Crusader times, I entered the main church and formally met Antonio Barluzzi.
It turns out we had met a few times before, I just didn’t know it. He was the architect of the Church of the Beatitudes that I had seen on our joint St. Philip’s pilgrimage, which is beautiful. I have seen many, many ...
... After Meron and Amukah I was relieved to be the only visitor on this afternoon. Perhaps rationalism and Talmudic greatness no longer have the pull that mysticism does for today’s Jews. But it was a powerful experience for me to be in the presence of that tomb, to say a few prayers and just be there.
I had one last special site to visit in this part of the north, the actual cave or Peki’in where Shimon Bar Yochai and his son lived ...
... something for nefarious or debaucherous). Anyway, when I realise that there was no beer in his shop I warily got into his car. I think this was when I first started to get some really weird feelings about the felafel man; he placed his cap on my head and would drop in every so often that I looked 'cute' and would take the occasional picture. Anyway we picked up some beer and he then drove me around all the neighbouring villages and suburbs and even ...
... we decided to wander back to the car and leave the city to the dedicated followers of passion. (Boom boom!) It was then that Brian spotted the dome of the Shrine Basilica only a couple of hundred metres away, so we headed in that direction. It really is a beautiful building, built in the 1960s to replace a series of earlier buildings, and it contains many relics and remains. While we were there, a group of visitors (pilgrims?), who seemed to be from either Spain or Italy ...
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