Friday, April 11, 2008

Joppa-where Simon the Tanner lived.

A mosque.  You can tell by the crescent on top and the green lights.  Apparently green is one of the colors of Muhammed.  Generally speaking, after the crusades, Arab muslims began building mosques on top of all Holy Sites, Christian/Jewish/or Muslim.  They did this for money purposes.  People are willing to pay big bucks to visit holy areas, even though many of the areas have little significance for Islam.  

A sculpture.  This one tells three Bible stories.  I forget which three, though.  I know one of them is the story of Abraham and Isaac.  It's the part where the old guy is about to kill the young guy ;).

Good view of Tel Aviv. 

I think this is a monastery in the area, but am not sure.

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