Religious Sites

Untitled-1.jpgJerusalem, Wailing (or Western) Wall; Dove (546); (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem; Western (or Wailing) Wall in snow, man at gender fence; (550); (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem ; The Western Wall, snow (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem; Wailing (or Western) Wall; (544); 1C1-1; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem, Wailing (or Western) Wall; 2 pigeons kissing; (547); (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem; Wailing (or Western) Wall in snow; (L); 1C28;  (545) (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem; Wailing (or Western) Wall during sandstorm (548b); modified; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem, the Italian Synagogue; almemar (pulpit), womens gallery, holy ark; closer; (603); 1Ue6-3; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem, the Italian Synagogue; almemar (pulpit), womens gallery, holy ark; wider; (602) ; 1Ue6-2; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGJerusalem, the Italian Synagogue; hands opening book, holy ark (golden); (601); 1Ue6-1; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGZefat (Safed); Sephardic ha-Ari Synagogue (16th c.), interior (standing right of pulpit); (503) ; (c)Dinu MendreaJPGZefat (Safed); Sephardic ha-Ari Synagogue (16th c.); facade entrance (blue door); (500); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGSafed (Zefat); (Yosef) Caro Synagogue (16th c.), interior; (504)  (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGc27-Untitled-1.jpg561) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; H. Sep. Chapel (from mid level & SE); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG558) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Holy Sepulchre Chapel AND Catholicon (from above); (c)Dinu M.JPG564) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Chambre of the Tomb; (P); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG580) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Greek Orthodox Golgotha Chapel, Golg. stone under glass; (c)DM.JPG578) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Greek Orthodox Golgotha Chapel, the altar; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG577) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Greek Orthodox & Franciscan Golgotha Chapels, mass; (c)Dinu M.JPG581) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Franciscan Golgotha Chapel w. wall mosaics and altar; (c)DM.JPG554) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Stone of Anointment w. kneeling woman, seen from entrance;(c)DM.JPG563) Jerus., Holy Sepulchre Church; H.Sep. Chapel and Rotunda (from Mary Magdalene Chapel); (c)DM.JPG568) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; the Greek Orthodox Catholicon; (P); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG570) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; cupola of Catholicon w. modern mosaic; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG555) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Stone of Anointment & Golgotha Chapel; (P); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGJerus., Holy Sepulchre Church, crucader time incripted crosses  (c)Dinu Mendrea.jpg572) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Archway of the Holy Virgin, towards Prison of Jesus; (c)Dinu M.JPG576) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Golgotha Chapels and transept vault seen from mid level; (c)DM.JPG573) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; the Chapel of St Helena; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG567) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea; (P); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG565) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; the Coptic Chapel (lower); (P); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG575) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Grotto of the Finding of the Cross, Greek altar and niche; (c)Dinu M.JPG560) Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre Church; Holy Sepulchre Chapel (from above, diag. from NE); (c)Dinu M.JPG591) Jerusalem, Olive Mt; Church of all Nations - gen. view; (L); 1R3; (c) Sandu Mendrea.JPG) Jerus., Basilica of Agony (Church of All Nations); frontispiece mosaic - Jesus praying for humanity; (c) SM.JPG588) Jerusalem, Kidron Valley, Church of the Assumption; Tomb of Mary (chapel left)  staircase (right); (c)DM.JPG589) Jerusalem, Kidron Valley, Church of the Assumption=Tomb of Mary; burial stone bench inside chapel (c)DM.JPG592) Jerusalem; Mary Magdalene Church and Dome of the Rock; gilded domes of both; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG594) Jerusalem, Olive Mt; Mary Magdalene Church in snow; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG593) Jerusalem; Mary Magdalene Church & eastern staircase to Dome of the Rock; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPG583) Jerusalem, Flagellation Chapel on Via Dolorosa (near 2nd Station of the Cross); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG600) Jerusalem, Mt Zion; ancient stepped street (Last Path of Jesus); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG1558 Jerusalem, Mt Zion, Coenaculum  DSC_0194.JPG582) Jerusalem, Omariye School (where Antonia fortress once stood = 1st Station of the Cross); (c)DM.JPG584) Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa; 3rd Station of the Cross (a Polish chapel), bread & dove; wider; (c)Dinu M.JPG607) Bethany (el-Azarieh), Tomb of Lazarus (interior); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG597) Jerus., Mt Zion, Hagia Maria Zion or Dormition Church (interior); gen. view w. altar apse; (c)SM.JPG606) En Kerem, Church of St John the Baptist; cave where St John was born; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG) Bethlehem, Nativity Church; nave, tourists looking at Constantine time floor mosaics;  (L); 2B9-1; (c) EG.JPG528) Bethlehem, Nativity Church; Door of Humility (rear), Armenian Convent (right); (L); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG) Haifa, Stella Maris (Carmelite church); nave (w. painted dome), crypt with Elijah cave; (P); (c) DM.JPG511) Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation; the cupola from inside; (L); 7A4; (c) Sandu Mendrea.JPG) Latrun; Abbey of the Trappists or Latrun Monastery  (left) & blooming orchard; (L); (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPG) Latrun; Abbey of the Trappists or Latrun Monastery (French, from 1927); (P); (c) Sandu Mendrea.JPG) Tabgha; Byz. mosaic (c. 480 CE) in Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves (and Fishes);  (c) Dinu M.JPG) Tabgha; Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves (and Fishes), exterior w. fountain; (P); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG448a) Jordan River at El-Maghtas (place where Jesus was baptised); (P); (c) Dinu Mendrea.JPG506) Capernaum; Greek Orthodox Holy Apostles Church (red domes) & antique city ruins (in the grass) (c)DM.JPG507) Capernaum, Greek Orthodox Holy Apostles Church & antique basalt stones (in dry grass); (L); 7J1-8; (c) DM.JPG508 xxx ) Tabgha; Ch. of the Multiplication of the Loaves (and Fishes), interior with 2 pilgrims; (L); (c)DM.JPG509) Nazareth, gen. view; city, Basilica of the Annunciation (left); (L); 7A12-2; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG510) Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation; the upper church; (L); 7A8-1; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPG512) Nazarerth, St Gabriel Church; the Fountain of the Virgin; (P); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG531) Mt of Beatitudes, church and garden (purple flowers); (P); 7K3-1; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPG513) Mt Tabor, garden of the Transfiguration Basilica (palm tree on the left); (L); 7B11; (c) Sandu Mendrea.JPG513A) Mt Tabor, Basilica of the Transfiguration (w. Franciscan monks); (L); 7B15; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPG519) St George Monastery in Wadi Qelt, Mts of Judea; (L); 3B11; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPG519A) St George Monastery in Wadi Qelt; (P); (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPG520) St George Monastery in Wadi Qelt, sheep; (L); 3B10-2; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPG521) St George Monastery in Wadi Qelt, camel looking down; (L); 3B6; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG527a) Mar Saba (St Sabas) Monastery in Wadi Kidron (5-19 century); (L); (c)Radu Mendrea.JPGc61-Untitled-1.jpgc35-) Jerusalem Temple Mt w. Dome of the Rock 1A30 (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGc38-534) Jerusalem; Dome of the Rock (& 2 women on staircase, arcades);  1B18-5; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGc1-537) Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock; gilded dome & detail arcade;  1B18-7; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGc61-540) Jerusalem; Dome of the Rock (detail arabesques & inscription); 1B16; (c) Sandu Mendrea.JPGc89-) Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock; Holy Rock & cupola; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPG542) Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque; the W aisles (interior); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGc27-) Jerusalem, al-Aqsa Mosque; nave (S end) with 8th c. mihrab (niche); (P); (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGc44-541) Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock; the cupola (inner side of the dome); (L); 1B50-2; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGc87-535) Jerusalem; Dome of the Rock & Pulpit of Burhan ed-Din;1B23-1 (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGc67-533) Jerusalem; Dome of the Rock & Sabil (Fountain of) Quait Bey, Arab man walking; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGc8-538) Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock; gilded dome w blue tiled facade (upper part);  1B14; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGc60-539) Jerusalem; Dome of the Rock (detail arabesques), cloud; 1B17-2; (c)Sandu Mendrea.JPGc55-) Jerusalem; Temple Mt .JPGc69-) Jerusalem, Temple Mt wall & al-Aqsa Mosque (above the wall); (c)Radu Mendrea.JPGc70-514) Akko (Acre); Great Mosque of al-Jazzar (1781) at nightfall; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGc71-515) Akko (Acre); Great Mosque of al-Jazzar (1781); yard & facade (diag.), illuminated; (c)Dinu Mendrea.JPGc74-516) Akko (Acre), Great Mosque of al-Jazzar (1781); by day, yard & facade (diag.), tourists; 6C11-4; (c)DM.JPGc3-523) Nabi Musa; maqam (Muslim shrine) around --tomb of Moses-- (local tradition), desert, sky; (L); 3K2; (c)DM.JPGc89-525) Nabi Musa; maqam (Muslim shrine) around --tomb of Moses-- (local tradition); & Moab Mts; (L); (c)Dinu M.JPGc59-526) Nabi Musa; maqam (Muslim shrine) around --tomb of Moses-- (local tradition); & Moab Mts; (L); (c)Radu M.JPGc9-524) Nabi Musa; maqam (Muslim shrine) around --tomb of Moses-- (local tradition), & sheep, sunset; (L); (c)SM.JPGc26-530) Hebron, Tomb of the Patriarchs (=Cave of Machpelah=Haram al-Khalil); Herodian compound wal;  2D1; (c)EG.JPG