Holy Land, USA: photos

Many readers of my blog have requested further and better pictures of the Holy Land Experience park, Orlando, Florida. I’ve posted a few here, showing various sites around the park, focussing on issues of (in-)authenticity, simulation, and replication.

The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden

The Whipping Post

The Whipping Post

The familiar itinerary of the Station of the Cross, here condensed into a short walk-way

The familiar itinerary of the Station of the Cross, here condensed into a short walk-way

A Holy 'Re Lich', relic, in the souvenir shop.

A Holy ‘Re Lich’, relic, in the souvenir shop.

Golgotha, with the empty tomb below.

Golgotha, with the empty tomb below.

The wax works exhibit [Nativity, Last Supper, Crucifixion, Ascension], with interpretative directions

The Christus Gardens wax works exhibit [Nativity, Last Supper, Crucifixion, Ascension], with interpretative directions

The Western Wall of the Second Temple, recreated in miniature. Visitors can post prayers in the posting-box; the prayers are then taken to Jerusalem and posted into the wall.

The Western Wall of the Second Temple, recreated in miniature. Visitors can post prayers in the posting-box; the prayers are then taken to Jerusalem and posted into the wall.

The Ascension in waxworks

The Ascension in waxworks, with biblical citation projected onto back wall

Replica of biblical-era fishing boat with the He is Risen living hedge in the background

The He is Risen living hedge with the Scriptorium, an exhibition about the history of the Bible, in the background

Holy Land Experience snowshakers

Holy Land Experience snowshakers

The model of biblical-era Jerusalem, held to be the largest indoor model of Jerusalem in the world

The model of biblical-era Jerusalem, held to be the largest indoor model of Jerusalem in the world

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