Saturday, November 19, 2005

Jesus Land

One of the most popular things to do in Buenos Aires is visit Tierra Santa, a religious based themepark right next to runway 2 of the domestic airport. This place has got intelligent design written all over it. Here you can experience "the biggest animated nativity of the world". From the "incredibly real Jesus sitting at his table with his 12 apostles to enjoy the last supper" to the "impressive 18 metre high Jesus Christ with 36 mechanical movements¨. The latter, being a monument to the resurrection, which one can see re-enacted every 20 minutes. To an enigma like soundtrack our Christ rises from the hill to the rapturous applause of everyone belowThere´s the wailing wall, the museum of religiousness, the muppets house, even a mosque. Throw in a few Romans, a couple of Virgin mary´s, Mother Theresa and you´ve got yourself a tourist site like no other. ( well this side of the Dead sea anyway).You can even buy beers, chat to some pharisees, suck on a date palm, and watch some quality belly dancing in one of the many live shows. ( her navel was of course covered up). This place is seriously popular as well, the buses were lining up outside with camera toting tourists ready to feast on felafel and or wander down craftsmen way for the chance to purchase an ornamental Jesus park urn. We all felt like we were in an episode of the Flintstones and have to say that I hope no one in the hills district of Sydney catches on to whats going down over here

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