Our first stop was the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation located in a lovely square that's all lit up during the Christmas season, Noam said.
|Entering the courtyard we were struck by the spectacular gifts from so many countries all over the world to the church.|
|Gloria: this one's for you!|
|The air was thickened by the amount and scent of the incense how very intoxicating in that environment.|
|The exquisite mosaic on the floor of the upper level of the church.|
|Canada's gift to the church was in wood - the only non mosaic that I saw.|
|Japan's gift was also inside the church.|
Immediately upon leaving the gorgeous church, we heard the Muslim ‘Call to Prayer’ from the adjacent White Mosque below. There was only a sense of harmony in that, not one of discord for me.
|We've been seeing lots of stores selling 'Jesus' sandals' lately!|
|Another view of the Sea. Below Steven dipped his feet in!|
|The kibbutz's Yigal Alon Museum|
|Finally a beach with shells again although these were the tiniest ones I've seen.|
|One of the museum's exhibits.|
|Another variety of dates.|
Dalia modeling the scarf she chose that I bought for her in the souk. Steven and I both thought it looked fantastic on her.