The Basilica of the Annunciation. Gets its name because it was built above the site that was supposedly the home of the Virgin Mary and the site where she received the Annunciation. Church was built in the 1960s - in Crusader times there would have also been a church here.
Church door. The church interior. The grotto of the Annunciation.
Church dome. Inside the grotto of the Annunciation. Pictures of the Virgin Mary from different countries line the basilica courtyard.
Slovenia Thailand - I think this is my favorite. China.
The ring of pictures, mostly mosaics or tilework. Egypt. Nazareth.
Italy. United States going the abstract route. Canada taking it even further.
Ecuador. I want to say this is the St. Joseph Church, but I'm not positive. Clock tower.
"And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers." Just in case a Christian pilgrim is visiting one of the holiest sites in Christianity and has the sudden urge to buy a bra. Side view of the Basilica of the Annunciation.

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