Vincent Poon :: Bethlehem (2-Sep)
 
Needless to say Bethlehem is the birthplace for Christ and it is definitely a must for Catholics like me though it is situated in the West Bank. In fact this was the only city I visited (alone) in the West Bank! To be honest, I felt more unsafe in Jerusalem when I saw kids playing with electric stun guns (near the bus station) than any time in this town
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In Jerusalem, after passing through the Damascus Gate, I finally found the bus station for this bus 21 to Bethlehem.
After a 20 minutes journey and passing through a security checkpoint, I arrived in Bethlehem. This is a typical street of Bethlehem, the symbol of the palm is very popular in a Palestinian city
Pope Paul VI Street is the main street that will take you to the Manger Square
Pope Paul VI Street
In Jerusalem, after passing through the Damascus Gate, I finally found the bus station for this bus 21 to Bethlehem.
After a 20 minutes journey and passing through a security checkpoint, I arrived in Bethlehem. This is a typical street of Bethlehem, the symbol of the palm is very popular in a Palestinian city
Pope Paul VI Street is the main street that will take you to the Manger Square
Pope Paul VI Street
This building is the Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Mary. Further down is the Mosque of Omar
The Peace fountain at the intersection of Star Street
The Peace Center on Manger Sq. Now more of a tourist information centre to this former Israeli police station
This building is the Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Mary. Further down is the Mosque of Omar

The Peace fountain at the intersection of Star Street
The Peace Center on Manger Sq. Now more of a tourist information centre to this former Israeli police station
The Manger Square and the Church of Nativity at the far end
The church is quite big, you can see the true scale from here
Door of Humility, the entrance to the Church
It was reduced by the Crusader to such size now to prevent people from riding in. Now everyone has to 'bow' to enter
The Manger Square and the Church of Nativity at the far end
The church is quite big, you can see the true scale from here
Door of Humility, the entrance to the Church
It was reduced by the Crusader to such size now to prevent people from riding in. Now everyone has to 'bow' to enter
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