My husband on the Via Dolorosa
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Exodus Journey #7- Signs

Who needs Wal-Mart?

Who needs Wal-Mart?

Find your way to the Holy Sites

Find your way to the Holy Sites

Silence May Fall....yikes!

Silence May Fall….yikes!

Dog warning signs

Dog warning signs

There's almost a Starbucks in Bethlehem!

There’s almost a Starbucks in Bethlehem!

John 1

John 1

Jerusalem Prayer Centre

Jerusalem Prayer Centre

Apparently, this sign posted outside the bathroom essentially means "Thank you God that all our holes are in working order"

Apparently, this sign posted outside the bathroom essentially means “Thank you God that all our holes are in working order”

Basilica of Our Lord's Agony: Annual Lent Pilgrimage, Solemn Holy Mass then...Happy Hour!

Basilica of Our Lord’s Agony: Annual Lent Pilgrimage, Solemn Holy Mass then…Happy Hour!

Garden of Gethsemane sign

Garden of Gethsemane sign

Garden of Gethsemane sign

Garden of Gethsemane sign

My husband on the Via Dolorosa

My husband on the Via Dolorosa

Be sure you don't lose it.

Be sure you don’t lose it.

Sign on Christ Church Wall in Old Jerusalem

Sign on Christ Church Wall in Old Jerusalem

Garden Tomb? Take a left

Garden Tomb? Take a left

Sign on the Garden Tomb Door

Sign on the Garden Tomb Door

Watch out for tanks in Golan Heights!

Watch out for tanks in Golan Heights!

Stained glass
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Exodus Journey #6- Art

Madaba Mosaic Jesus

Madaba Mosaic Jesus

Stained glass

Stained glass

Church of St. Gabriel artwork

Church of St. Gabriel artwork

Church of St. Gabriel artwork- the Nativity

Church of St. Gabriel artwork- the Nativity

Church of St. Gabriel artwork- Angels & Shepherds

Church of St. Gabriel artwork- Angels & Shepherds

More mosaics at Mt. Nebo

More mosaics at Mt. Nebo

King David

King David

Graffiti on the Israeli-Palestinian Wall

Graffiti on the Israeli-Palestinian Wall

Graffiti on the Israeli-Palestinian Wall

Graffiti on the Israeli-Palestinian Wall

Art door on an exhibit at Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Museum

Art door on an exhibit at Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Museum

This was my favourite piece of art- on the roof of Solomon's Quarry, someone crudely spray-painted Jesus. Beautiful.

This was my favourite piece of art- on the roof of Solomon’s Quarry, someone crudely spray-painted Jesus. Beautiful.

Ceiling of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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Exodus Journey #5- Look up

Church of the Annunciation Ceiling

Church of the Annunciation Ceiling

Church of the Annunciation Ceiling

Church of the Annunciation

Church of St. Gabriel

Church of St. Gabriel **DON’T BLINK**

A roof in a church at Shepherd's Fields, Bethlehem

A roof in a church at Shepherd’s Fields, Bethlehem

Roman Catholic section of The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Roman Catholic section of The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Ceiling of the Church at the Garden of Gethsemane

Ceiling of the Church at the Garden of Gethsemane

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Exterior of the Church at the Garden of Gethsemane

Exterior of the Church at the Garden of Gethsemane

Ceiling of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Ceiling of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Ceiling of the Church of St. Anne, Jerusalem

Church of St. Anne, Jerusalem

 

Old Jerusalem Green Door
At the back of the pack by the Garden of Gethsemane
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Exodus Journey Series Part 3: Back of the Pack

In my capacity as one of the supervisors on our Exodus Journey, I was often at the back of the pack which resulted in some neat shots:

At the back of the pack at Masada, Israel

At the back of the pack at Masada, Israel

Nick at the back of the pack running down from Masada

Nick at the back of the pack running down from Masada

Me and Alice at the back of the pack

Me and Alice at the back of the pack

At the back of the pack on the Mount of Beatitudes with the Sea of Galilee in the background

At the back of the pack on the Mount of Beatitudes with the Sea of Galilee in the background

Back of the pack in Bethlehem

Back of the pack in Bethlehem

At the back of the pack entering into Old Jerusalem

At the back of the pack entering into the Arab Quarter of Old Jerusalem (Damascus Gate?)

At the back of the pack entering Old Jerusalem from the Lions Gate

At the back of the pack entering Old Jerusalem from the Lions Gate

At the back of the pack in the Arab Quarter of Old Jerusalem

At the back of the pack in the Arab Quarter of Old Jerusalem

Back of the pack on the Steps of Ascent, Jerusalem

Back of the pack on the Steps of Ascent, Jerusalem

At the back of the pack entering this church

At the back of the pack entering this church

At the back of the pack by the Garden of Gethsemane

At the back of the pack by the Garden of Gethsemane

Jericho banana cart
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Exodus Journey Critters

This year, my husband and I were fortunate enough to travel through Jordan and Israel with my school on what was definitely the world’s best field trip. My school took 5 staff members, 3 staff spouses, 20 or so students and 20 or so parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles on a 14-day Exodus Journey into the Middle East. Every last detail was arranged and handled by a travel company called Christian Journeys, making our trip hassle-free so we could focus simply on enjoying the journey.

In the next few weeks I will be posting photos for my ‘Exodus Journey’ series. ¬†Today, take a look at some of the funny animals we encountered on our travels.

Alice the Coke-Can Eating Camel in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Alice the Coke-Can Eating Camel in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Petra Donkey, Petra, Jordan

Petra Donkey, Petra, Jordan

Bedouin Woman herding Goats in Petra, Jordan

Bedouin Woman herding Goats in Petra, Jordan

Overworked horse in Jordan, Israel

Overworked horse in Jordan, Israel

Ginger cat hissy fit in Petra, Jordan

Ginger cat hissy fit in Petra, Jordan

Ibex, somewhere by the Ramon Crater in Jordan

Ibex, somewhere by the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert, Israel

Grumpy Cooney in Ein Gedi, Israel

Grumpy Cooney in Ein Gedi, Israel

Peacock strut in Jericho, Israel

Peacock strut in Jericho, Israel

Nosy Sheep in Nazareth Village, Israel

Nosy Sheep in Nazareth Village, Israel

Smiling Goat in Nazareth Village, Israel

Smiling Goat in Nazareth Village, Israel

Pastoral scene of Israel

Pastoral scene of Israel

All photos copyright of Jamie Osborne. Please do not use any photos without permission.