Cafarnaum

Monastery in Kapharnaum.

Monastery in Kapharnaum.

At the shore of the Sea of Galilee (or Lake Tiberias or Lake of Gennesare), lies the village of Kapharnaum (or Capharnaum or Kfar Nahum) where some of the apostles were born and also the place where Jesus Christ performed some miracles including the one of catching the fish.

Exactly at the place where is supposed that Jesus Christ set sail many times, it was erected a Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Twelve Apostles depicted with a somewhat liberal photographic approach for a church.

The Greek Monastery. Nikon D90, 18-200mm, f/8, ISO 160, bracketed at 1/125, 1/250 and 1/500s. Worked with 32 bits in Camera Raw and PS6 and then applied Topaz BW and Topaz Adjust filters.

The Greek Monastery. Nikon D90, 18-200mm, f/8, ISO 160, bracketed at 1/125, 1/250 and 1/500s. Worked with 32 bits in Camera Raw and PS6 and then applied Topaz BW and Topaz Adjust filters.


The monastery is filled with beautiful paintings representing passages from Jesus Christ’s life. Here is one of them that I unfortunately could not associate.

Nikon D7000, 55mm, f/4.5, ISO 1250, 1/125s.

Nikon D7000, 55mm, f/4.5, ISO 1250, 1/125s.


In the back of the Monastery, on the well-groomed gardens, there is a gate that leads directly to the Sea of Galilee where Jesus Christ was supposed to set sail with the apostles.

Nikon D90, 28mm, f/8, ISO 250, 1/400s.

Nikon D90, 28mm, f/8, ISO 250, 1/400s.

 

Enjoy the biblical voyage!

 

4Comments
  • Cibele Daher Botelho Monteiro/ 27.05.2013Reply

    So beautiful photos!

  • Cibele/ 27.05.2013Reply

    Really very beautiful pictures!

    • Bressan/ 12.06.2013Reply

      I appreciate your comment! Thanks!

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