Below is a view of Nazareth from the bus window.   Nazareth is a primarily Arab town.   Many of the Arab towns are not very prosperous and you can see the piles of trash in the foreground.10-110506_Nazareth

The primary stop in Nazareth is the Church of the Annunciation, where it is believed the angel Gabriel spoke to Mary.15-110506_Nazareth_Church_of_Annunciation

The Church of the Annunciation is the largest church in the Middle East.18-110506_Nazareth_Church_of_Annunciation3

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On the outside walls around the church are elaborate mosaic paintings.  Each Mosaic was donated by a different country.30-110506_Nazareth_Church_of_Annunciation4

Inside the church is a large translucent dome.40-110506_Nazareth Ch of AnnunciationPC_2

Inside is a small room over the place, where it is traditionally believed that the angel Gabriel announced Jesus birth to Mary.44-110506_Nazareth Ch of Annunciation PC_1

After Nazareth, we headed off to Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee.90-110506 Leaving Tel Aviv for Tiberius

 

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