We arrived in Jerusalem at breakfast time on 23rd February; by lunchtime we were in Bethlehem.  Bethlehem is on the other side of The Wall.




This was the only glimpse I got of The Wall; as tourists, we were whizzed through the checkpoint.  For locals, a 15 minute journey from Bethlehem to Jerusalem takes about 1 hour 30 minutes because of all the security checks they have to go through.


In Bethlehem, this is the facade of the Church of the Nativity; the door was reduced to its present size in medieval times, to prevent carts being driven in to assist looting.

 Inside the Church of the Nativity you can see the spot where Christ was born.

Outside Bethlehem you can find Shepherds’ Field, which has a church shaped like a tent and a rather nice fountain with a shepherd on the top and some helpful supporting sheep underneath.










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