I have just spent ten days, from 22nd February to 3rd March, on a study trip in the Holy Land. Having returned with 1026 photographs and a head full of images and incidents, I’m only just beginning to get to grips with the visit. However, I can tell you that it was a wonderful experience, everything went well (apart from a couple of minor problems such as the Israelis deciding to close the road to Masada for two hours) and even the weather favoured us, with snow falling on Jerusalem the day after we transferred to Nazareth!
There will be more photos, once I’ve sorted through them all, but in the meantime I thought you’d like to see a traditional view of the Dome of the Rock. In case you don’t already know, the rock which it covers is, according to tradition, the rock on which Abraham nearly sacrificed his son Isaac (or, if you’re a Muslim, his son Ishmael).