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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Holy Places of Beirut

Cathedrale St. Louis
This cathedral is near the Roman Bath excavation site

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. George

Be sure to go around to the side of the cathedral and pay a small
fee to enter the church's museum that showcases centuries of architecture laid on the s
same site and a crypt, housing the first skeleton not being used for scientific purposes I've ever seen

The Museum sits directly beneath the front of the church and altar.
Beneath a rug in front of the altar is this glass window looking into the crypt.  You're not allowed
to take photos of the church from inside, but I pointed a few up from the crypt.

 Maronite Cathedral of St. George

One of my favorite views: St. George Maronite Cathedral and Al Amin Mosque
Al Amin Mosque, Beirut

For uncovered female visitors, you can borrow one of these cute little abayas with attached hoods

View out a window in Al Amin

Where Muslims can perform wuduh, ritual washing of themselves, before prayer

 Armenian Catholic Cathedral of St. George, Beirut

 Saint Charbel Maronite Catholic Church

St. Charbel

                                                         Other places around town

A mosque on the way from our second hotel in Rauoche to a Lebanese sweet shop we had seen 

Mural in West Beirut

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