This week’s Travel Photo comes in the middle of my blog and gallery postings about Jordan. While I spent 10 days in Jordan this month I also spent a week in Israel where I had the opportunity to spend three days in Jerusalem (awesome!). This is the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter. Believed by many branches of Christianity to be the site of the crucifixion, burial, and even resurrection (Protestants disagree) of Jesus, this is the ultimate pilgrimage site. The church was damaged and destroyed and remodeled and added on to a number of times, so there is no use trying to throw a single date on this.
Pictured is the Rotunda under the larger of the two domes and its central two-room chapel The Edicule. Pilgrims are lined up for hours trying to get in to see an alleged fragment of the stone rolled in front of the original tomb, as well as the tomb itself. The Israel blogs and photo galleries are in line after the Jordan posts. (Have you seen the Petra photos?) Needless to say I have a ton of material to get through. Stay tuned (and subscribe below)!