Friday, May 11, 2012

Inn of the Good Samaritan

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The modern addition to the Inn of the Good Samaritan, on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho, reflected the desert of the Judean Hills.

Here's the view from inside.
The tour group I was with yesterday was viewing the mosaics.
Opened in 2009, this is now one of the biggest mosaics museums in the world.

You arrive at the glass construction after passing through the 3 or 4 arches and galleries in the old Turkish building.

Oops, another reflection for Weekend Reflections.

You can enlarge the photo and read Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan.
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More about the old/new Inn of the Good Samaritan next week.
Meanwhile, you can read more about it here or see a short video here.
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Shabbat shalom.
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11 comments:

Pat said...

That is a wonderful reflection of the desert of the Judean Hills, Dina! Oh, I hope I will see that next December!

Hels said...

I love the view of the Judean Hills desert from inside the glass walls. Totally appropriate for a desert inn.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful series of photos! But especially love the romantic reflection of the Judaean Hills!

This is Belgium said...

Me too, I think the view of the Judean Hills is just breathtaking!
anni

Olga Levina said...

Dear Dina, thanks for being such a constant visitor of my blog! Yours is a constant source of inspiration for me...

Greetings from sunny Tel Aviv :)

DawnTreader said...

Not quite how I imagined it ;) but I love that first reflection photo.

Birdman said...

Thanks for the pleasant trip and the info, an added bonus.

Sara said...

I appreciated those links - thanks! Something new to see if I ever make it back to Israel.

Reader Wil said...

Shabbat Shalom, although Shabbat is almost over! I love mosaics, so this museum is very interesting I believe. Thanks for the parabel Jesus told us, He was a great story teller and a wise Jew.
I wish you too a happy mother's day, Dina. Shalom!

VP said...

One more thing to see if I will be back over there...

Suzanne said...

Looks like a wonderful museum. Can't wait to see more.