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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Basilica of the Agony

One of the blogs I visit is Jerusalem Hills daily photo which has a recent post about The Church of All Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony, a Catholic church on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. . Here's a little of Dina's post ....

A tireless and devoted Italian architect

Antonio Barluzzi (1884-1960) was an Italian architect, a fervent Christian, and a tireless traveler. He certainly left his mark in the Holy Land. Between 1912 and 1955 he built or restored 24 churches, hospitals, and schools in Israel and Jordan.

The Christian Information Center in Jerusalem is currently showing an exhibition about his life and works. The posters, like the one above that you can enlarge and read, are in English and Italian. Look at the Arab stonemasons at work on the stones to build the Basilica of the Agony on the Mount of Olives ...


Check out her blog post to see her great photos of the Basilica :)


4 Comments:

Blogger Dina said...

Shalom Crystal. I'm glad you enjoyed the post about this special church. The photos are dark because the church is normally kept quite dark, in keeping with the idea of the agony.
Have you ever visited Israel?

12:33 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Dina,

Thanks for the comment. I've been enjoying your blog for a long time now - great photos of a really interesting place. Hope I can someday visit Israel in person and not just through photos :)

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Henry said...

Great photos - thanks for posting the link Crystal!

11:09 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Henry :)

1:00 PM  

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