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Monastery in Judean desert

Monastery in Judean desert
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Copyright: Craig Grindley (mlu821) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 28] (1073)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-26
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
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Date Submitted: 2008-02-13 8:35
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Mar Saba is a Greek Orthodox monastery in the West Bank, east of Bethlehem. It is one of the oldest inhabted monasteries in the world, another being Saint Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai peninsula of Egypt where it is believed Moses saw the burning bush.
The traditions of the monastery live on to this day and women are not permittedto enter the monastery.
I visited the monastery on a rainy day and although the sky was grey, the scenery was extraordinary as the monastery sits in a particularly beautiful valley with a stream flowing through it - although I'm not sure whether it dries up in the hat of the summer.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2008-02-13 8:43]

Hi Craig!A interesting opinion of important Monastery. I believe that you have a amazing reception. Geo..

Hi Craig,
Beautiful view on this amazing big monastery. The place seems to be very isolated in this arid valley.
Maybe you can add a bit saturation to compensate the grey sky?
Best regards,

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