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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Last changed: Jul 13, 2014
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You can see painted columns here (30 out of 44 columns carry crusader paintings)
Icon of Mary and Jesus inside the Church
Visitors queuing up to descend to the Grotto of the Nativity

You can see painted columns here (30 out of 44 columns carry crusader paintings)
Icon of Mary and Jesus inside the Church
Visitors queuing up to descend to the Grotto of the Nativity
Inside the Grotto of the Nativity, looking back towards the entrance.
The Grotto of the Nativity - the silver star is set over the spot where Christ is said to have been born.
Pilgrims will touch or kiss the 14-pointed silver star
The exit after visiting the Grotto was on the other side
Inside the Grotto of the Nativity, looking back towards the entrance.
The Grotto of the Nativity - the silver star is set over the spot where Christ is said to have been born.
Pilgrims will touch or kiss the 14-pointed silver star
The exit after visiting the Grotto was on the other side
Door leading to the Greek Orthodox Monastery
Southern apse
The blue orb is hanging from one of the many chandeliers
This one has the red orb
Door leading to the Greek Orthodox Monastery
Southern apse
The blue orb is hanging from one of the many chandeliers
This one has the red orb
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