Photographer's Note

One of the most beautiful monasteries in the southern Jordan valley / Judean desert area is the Dier Hajla monastery.
The person in the picture is a monk resides and serves the monastery.

Exquisitely nurtured within a charming orchard, here is its inner yard at the entrance to the small church, which picture is on WS#1.

A Greek Orthodox monastery of Saint Gerasimus. The modern monastery has been established in 1875, but some findings assured its dated to the Crusader period (12th-13th century).

There is a mosaic workshop in the premises, an example of its work which also decorating walls and floors of the monastery, posted on the WS#2.
WS#3 shows an arcade of the upper level seen on the main post.

Located just east of Jericho at 31.8206, 35.5015 on the map.
A cell-phone picture.

*** Source from Wikipedia which page is:
Deir Hajla - Wikipedia

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