Happy birthday (tonight and tomorrow) to John the Baptist!
Here is the pretty fence that keeps pilgrims from falling down toward the opening in the mountain from which flows spring water.
I took the picture from below, after drinking a few handfuls of the cold water.
John most probably used the same spring, Ein Habis.
In Arabic it means the Spring of the Hermit.
Above the spring is the opening to the grotto where John used to live, according to Christian tradition.
You can see more pictures of the monastery in my previous posts about John.
To see John's happy birthday party in 2007 see here and here.