We enjoyed a wonderful day on our Royal Day Out at Buckingham Palace,It took five hours and we enjoyed seeing the official rooms inside the Palace as well as the Queens clothing. We visited the British Library and saw the Gutenberg bible, Alexander Fleming’s notes on his discovery of penicillin and other important documents. The … More London
Annecy is in France near the borders of Switzerland and Italy. It is situated on a beautiful lake. It isl beautiful. A lovely place for a holiday. Many ride bikes and others including mature adults ride leg powered scooters. Only a few tour groups. Boating in all forms is popular. Children learn sailing, kayaking. it … More Annecy
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The spring where Mary met Elizabeth when they were both pregnant. The church of The Beatitudes. Very lovely. Groups praying in the gardens. As we were leaving a woman was reading The Beatitudes to a group. Lovely. Tabgha. The sit of the loaves and fishes. Capernaum. An ancient fishing village bas been excavated here. … More Important sites in Israel
The Atlit detention camp is located south of Haifa, close to the coast. It was established by the British in the 1930s to house the illegal Jewish immigrants who had started to arrive from Europe and hoped to enter Palestine. It is here that many of the post war illegal refugees from Europe were processed … More Atlit detention camp near Haifa
Bethlehem is in Palestinian territory which has a high concrete wall around it, several kilometres from Jerusalem. Our Israeli guide can only take us to the carpark at the gate as Israelis are not permitted into Palestine. We were picked up by an Arab with a Honduras passport who took us to the Church of … More The reality of visiting Bethlehem
We went to the Holocaust Museum. It is built on a mountain just on the outside of Jerusalem. On the very top is a building with ashes from the concentration camps. No other building onthe mountain is to be higher. A litle lower down the mountain is a building built like a big Toblerone that … More Yad Vashem. The Holocaust Museum. Jerusalem.
Yesterday in 35 degrees we toured the old city. Below are a few photos I have time to post. The sreet outside our hotel The view from the Mount of Olives Garden of Gethsemane The rock where the body of Jesus was annointed. The Western Wall The Dome on the Rock.
We departed Eilat in a dust haze and it kept up all day to Jerusalem. We hope it is better tomorrow. We visited Masada which is the place where King Herod had a palace high up on a mesa. It is also the place where Jewish people held out against the Romans. The Romans beat … More Israel – Masada and Qumran caves.