I still cannot believe I'm actually here.
The entrance to the Church of the Nativity, church built over the place believed where Mary and Joseph took refuge in the stable because there was no room at the inn. (read more)
Please disregard my stylish outfit throughout these next photos. Thanks.
(also in Bethlehem)
Step one is to let the olive wood dry for 4-7 years, or until ready. Was that 350 or 375? (haha)
The guy at the end of the machine hand carved the first piece of wood, and all the other figurines were carved by the machine simultaneously too. If that makes sense. (sorry the pic is sideways)