Will Norris @willnorris

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The Garden of Gethsemane. 
One of the things that really struck me in Jerusalem is just how close together everything is.  Gethsemane and the Mount of Olives are just a few hundred yards from the city walls (you can see them in the background of some of these shots). The Old City itself is only a third of a square mile; it only takes a few minutes to walk from one end to the other (provided the streets aren't crowded). The [claimed] rock of Calvary is actually inside the current city walls, just a few hundred yards from the temple mount.  Even if the exact stations of the Cross along Via Dolorosa are wrong, they can't be off by much, since the city itself is so small.

I'm not entirely sure what I had imagined, but this completely changes how I envision the stories of the Bible in my mind... everything just seems so much more intimate now.
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The Garden of Gethsemane. One of the things that really struck me in Jerusalem is just how close together everything is. Gethsemane and the Mount of Olives are just a few hundred yards from the city walls (you can see them in the background of some of these shots). The Old City itself is only a third of a square mile; it only takes a few minutes to walk from one end to the other (provided the streets aren't crowded). The [claimed] rock of Calvary is actually inside the current city walls, just a few hundred yards from the temple mount. Even if the exact stations of the Cross along Via Dolorosa are wrong, they can't be off by much, since the city itself is so small. I'm not entirely sure what I had imagined, but this completely changes how I envision the stories of the Bible in my mind... everything just seems so much more intimate now.

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Inside this structure (the Aedicule) is the Holy Sepulchre, claimed to be the cave Jesus Christ was buried in. There's an antechamber of sorts inside that has remnants supposed to be from the rock that was rolled in front of the tomb.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is shared by six different Christian denominations.  I arrived at about 4:30 in the morning, so was able to sit through the liturgies of the Armenian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Coptic Orthodox.  It was really quite something.
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Inside this structure (the Aedicule) is the Holy Sepulchre, claimed to be the cave Jesus Christ was buried in. There's an antechamber of sorts inside that has remnants supposed to be from the rock that was rolled in front of the tomb. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is shared by six different Christian denominations. I arrived at about 4:30 in the morning, so was able to sit through the liturgies of the Armenian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Coptic Orthodox. It was really quite something.

"Zaccheus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he. He climbed up in a sycamore tree, for the Lord he wanted to see." This is claimed to be that sycamore in Jericho.
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"Zaccheus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he. He climbed up in a sycamore tree, for the Lord he wanted to see." This is claimed to be that sycamore in Jericho.

"Stars & Bucks Cafe" in Bethlehem.  These are apparently all over Palestine.  Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to go inside.
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"Stars & Bucks Cafe" in Bethlehem. These are apparently all over Palestine. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to go inside.

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The Jordan River... Supposedly the exact location of Jesus's baptism.
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The Jordan River... Supposedly the exact location of Jesus's baptism.

This is the only way chicken and waffles should ever be served!
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This is the only way chicken and waffles should ever be served!

Most amazing meal of the trip at The Greenhouse in Dublin.
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Most amazing meal of the trip at The Greenhouse in Dublin.

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Flaming Alaska and strawberry and chocolate eclair for dessert at @_jasonatherton's Berners Tavern.  I much preferred the eclair, though the presentation of the Alaska was pretty hot!
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Flaming Alaska and strawberry and chocolate eclair for dessert at @_jasonatherton's Berners Tavern. I much preferred the eclair, though the presentation of the Alaska was pretty hot!

When in London... you visit Platform 9 3/4 :)
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When in London... you visit Platform 9 3/4 :)

Hitting the road. Much needed family get away.
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Hitting the road. Much needed family get away.

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Making chocolates.  It's for work, I swear!
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Making chocolates. It's for work, I swear!

Current status: rooftop in Cajamarca, Peru.
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Current status: rooftop in Cajamarca, Peru.

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