02.06.2012 - 02.06.2012
Today most of our class took the optional trip to the Masada, Qumran and the Dead Sea. But since we've been there twice, we thought we'd save the cost and energy and stay at the college for the day. We walked early this morning back to the Church of the Holy
Sepulcher, and that was very nice because we beat most of the crowds. It was fun watching Old Jerusalem "waking up" as we walked through it. The photos are of the outside of the church and then a couple of the dozens of little chapels all over the building. The final picture is the nave of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (just next door to the Holy Sepulcher) - beautiful in its simplicity. We did a little shopping, stopped for a really nice lunch, and rested most of the afternoon.