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Still in Nazareth. Last week we visited the Greek Orthodox spot of the Annunciation. This week we take the walk from the Greek to the Roman Catholic spot of the Annunciation. If you vote for any of the two spots to be the right one, you have a chance (less than equal) to back the right horse. But, there is also a black horse running; the one that says that both are wrong. I believe the black horse has a chance, greater than 50% to be right.


Here is a street in the older part of the city, that we walked down. Note again, how the building works hem the street in.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Feb 2016, 03:47
I believe I would enjoy exploring this city on foot, Louis.
Louis: No doubt, you will, Ray. I did.
i like this scene into the archway between the buildings Louis...
i won't even guess which site is the right one... it's what the people believe in that counts....petersmile
Louis: Yes, some will at least be happy in their belief, peter
I love all the stonework - are vehicles allowed down this narrow street?
Louis: Yes, they drive in places like this. But a driver will have to know the way as there is obvious not a lot of places to turn around, to try again smile
.... so where do you think the spot of the Annunciation is, then?
Louis: In or near Nazareth. There is no knowledge available for more accurate co-ordinates, Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2016, 06:11
Are there a lot of hemmed-in streets like this in the town, Louis?
Louis: There are, Lisl. Mostly in the older residential areas. For the rest, there are normal streets, as most of us know it, flanked with sidewalks and buildings.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2016, 06:38
I am intrigued by what looks like an eagle on top of that porch Louis
Louis: I enlarged the original for a closer look. It has wings, a parrot like beak and the lower part of a dragon without the tail. Strange thing, Tiff.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2016, 07:04
Oh, first I thought of the old city of Jerusalem, but this is Nazareth - memories come back, a wonderful photo!
Louis: In a couple of weeks we will go to Jerusalem. Thanks Philine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Feb 2016, 07:08
Who is right and who is not right..Peter makes a point as long as you believe and don't harm each other because you might believe in something different.
I do like your picture, there is so much to see. Even the missing part of the gutters. The people do make this picture. LOVE it.
Louis: I just don't like to tell people that this or that is the place where something happened. It can be misleading. When someone likes the one story better than the other and wants to believe it, that will be their decision. Thanks Astrid, I thought it will make a good picture.
This is to stare at, Louis...especially for those of us who have never been there but have heard about it all our lives!
Louis: I found the tour and the specific way we did it, very enriching, Ginnie. The first time I joined a tour and I enjoyed it. A sort of a home brewed tour, with no local guides dictating where to go and how long to spend.
A beautiful mysterious perspective Louis. One of our SC friends will be delighted!
Louis: Thank you Richard. I am sure he will like it.
I suppose there is another horse that says it never happened at all?
Louis: That would be a red horse, Bill.
It would feel strange to be so hemmed in. Cities tend to make me feel that way in general.
Louis: Wait until you experience somewhere like the old city of Jerusalem. It is like this, most of the time. But, we will get there in time. I live in a city, with a big garden (for European thinking), but I prefer the great open doors, which is close by, fortunately.
It is always a great pleasure to explore on foot, this makes an interesting shot.
Louis: Thank you, Martin. One see so much more on foot.
They might be a bit battered but they seem quite robust Loiis.
Louis: In these narrow streets, they are bound to take shots.
I'm sure Chad will applaud your inclusion of the down pipe!
Louis: He did, thanks Tom.
nice bit of stone work visible all around, Louis. i have no inputs to offer on the religious part, but i think the place is rather fascinating.
Louis: Thank you Ayush. The place is fascinating, indeed.

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