Foto Friday – Merry Christmas!

Church of the Visitation, Jerusalem, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Church of the Visitation, Jerusalem, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Chora Museum, Istanbul

Chora Museum, Istanbul

Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Church of the Holy Sepulchre , Jerusalem, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Church of the Holy Sepulchre , Jerusalem, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Jerusalem Old City walls, photo by Dafna Tal, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Jerusalem Old City walls, photo by Dafna Tal, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Pilgrimage

As long as humans have found transcendent meaning in earthly places, they have made special journeys to those places. Traditionally, a pilgrimage is an act of religious devotion, but lately the word is used to describe a trip to any place that is especially inspiring to the traveler. Continue reading

Foto Orthodox Good Friday

St. Mary Magdalene Russian Orthodox Church, Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem

St. Mary Magdalene Russian Orthodox Church, Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem

Garden of Gethsemane, Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem

Garden of Gethsemane, Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem

Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

mosaic in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

mosaic in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Holy Fire ceremony held the Saturday before Orthodox Easter at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Holy Fire ceremony held the Saturday before Orthodox Easter at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Foto Friday – Zoom 4

Chora Museum, Istanbul

Chora Museum, Istanbul

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Athens Acropolis

Athens Acropolis

Fez, Morocco

Fez, Morocco

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem - photo by Noam Chen, courtsey of Israel Ministry of Tourism

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem – photo by Noam Chen, courtsey of Israel Ministry of Tourism

Knossos Palace, Crete

Knossos Palace, Crete

Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem - photo by Noam Chen courtesy of Israel Ministry of Tourism

Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem – photo by Noam Chen courtesy of Israel Ministry of Tourism

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Spice Bazaar, Istanbul

Spice Bazaar, Istanbul

Foto Friday – Dome Alot 2

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Baha'i Gardens and Shrine, Haifa, Israel

Baha’i Gardens and Shrine, Haifa, Israel

Bin Ali tomb, near Mirbat, Dhofar, Oman

Bin Ali tomb, near Mirbat, Dhofar, Oman

Chora Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Chora Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem, Israel

Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem, Israel

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel, photo by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey

Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey

Qasr Amra, Jordan

Qasr Amra, Jordan

 

Foto Friday – Dome-a-lot

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Church of the Beatitudes, Israel

Church of the Beatitudes, Israel

Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey

Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey

Church of the Seven Apostles, Capernaum, Israel

Church of the Seven Apostles, Capernaum, Israel

Church of the Beatitudes, Israel

Church of the Beatitudes, Israel

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

Abuhav Synagogue, Safed, Israel, photo by Itamar Grinberg, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Abuhav Synagogue, Safed, Israel, photo by Itamar Grinberg, courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Foto Friday – Great Buildings

Happy Friday! Please enjoy a few images of some of the world’s great buildings:

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building. Click to read more about this building. Continue reading