The Garden at Gethsemane

This the interior of the Church built at the site of the Garden of Gesthemane near the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

The church sits on the foundations of a 12th century crusader chapel abandoned in 1345 and a 4th ceturny Byzantine basilica that was destroyed by an earthquake in the 8th century.

Another name for this church is: The Church of all Nations as many countries donated funds for its construction between 1919 and 1924.

Most importantly, this is the site of Jesus anguish prior to his crucifixion recorded in Luke 22:39-46.

Jerusalem Doves

I photographed these two doves in Jerusalem back in 2008 near the Temple Mount during an excursion the Bethlehem Christmas Project team took the Old City. I only managed two frames before they flew away.

Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

I wanted to highlight everyone hovering around near the entrance of the church. The effect you see was done in camera by zooming the lens as I pressed the shutter.

This was shot using a 24-70 2.8L at 2.8 1/30