During a recent visit to Israel with my father, we get lucky as their are NO CROWDS during our visit to the most famous holy sites in the country. Israel briefly opened to foreigners in November 2021, before closing again in December due to the Omicron variant. This unique look shows famous holy sites that are typically swarming with tourists – except this time, we’ve got the place almost entirely to ourselves.
A unique and remarkable experience for me on a recent trip to Russia as I found myself alone in the famous St. Basil’s cathedral (upper sanctuary) when a quartet started to sing. It’s not too often that you find yourself alone in a church as iconic as St. Basil’s cathedral, however, one day while visiting Moscow, I was the first to enter the main sanctuary and what happened next was a complete surprise as an extraordinarily talented quartet of singers started to sing. I was fortunate enough to remember to pull out my camera and record the event as […]
In this video I showcase 30 different nativity scenes from my collection, each coming from 30 different countries. This collection has been a work in progress over the two decades as many of these nativities were picked up in Ecuador in the early 2000’s. Since that time I’ve made an effort to expand the collection as I’ve visited different countries throughout the world. Sometimes it’s easy to find a nativity as they are relatively common in countries in Europe. However, in some places, particularly in Asia, Christian nativities are harder to find and one must hunt for them high […]
It’s arguably the worlds most beautiful church, less popular than the more famous Saint Basils, but the beauty of this church is unbelievable, especially inside with the intricate mosiac murals.
A quick video around Old City Jerusalem – in 5 minutes on the city walls with a time lapse. Video Link: https://youtu.be/BJSrZ3lAWJM
During a business visit to Israel, I take some time out to visit the Holy City of Jerusalem. I quickly learn there is an open debate as to Where at in Jerusalem was Jesus Crucified. Catholics, Protestants, and others have different beliefs and ideas – though it seems nobody knows for certain the location. I visit three possible sites and give me opinion on each. Turned out to be a fun little project and a good time exploring the city of Jerusalem and meeting people. Link: https://youtu.be/CKVeRPIaf4o
A visit to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee – It was not what I expected. Since I was a kid, Nazareth has always been a small quaint village in my minds eye where Jesus learned to be a carpenter. I find out this is simply not the case… but the visit was very much worthwhile and I like the Nazareth that I didn’t expect! Video Link: https://youtu.be/r27NUbSECPI