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Monday, July 19, 2010

Israel, Touring Jerusalem

 
 
Map picture
 
 
Fresh pita with equally fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and hot tea starts my day along with friendly smiles in Hashimi's breakfast room from Islamic men and women.

 

                                                                                                                                        I walk towards Mt. Olive with a detour to The Wailing Wall after passing "airport type" security.

 

Man Praying The solemn sounds of ancient prayers and rituals are a sight worth witnessing.

 

 

 

 

 

Outside Wall About a 20 minute walk from The Wailing Wall,  I get a view of Jerusalem from outside the city walls.

 

 

 

 

City Of David I by pass The City Of David before arriving at Mount Olive.

An important place for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

 

 

 

Jesus Gethsemane Prayer

Gethsemane Cemetry Gethsemane Cemetery
 
 
 
Gethsemane Chapel Gethsemane Chapel
 
 
 
After Mt. Olive, I hop on a city bus NIS$5.9 for a free tour around the city before disembarking at Jaffa Gate.
 
 
DSC00849 Here I meet up with a "Free 3-1/2hour" city walking tour.
 
 
 
 



 

 

Last Supper Place Of Last Supper

 

 

 

 

 

 


Via Dolorosa Via Dolorosa

                               

 

 

 

 

We walk all about the city, taking in all the important sites except “The Dome of The Rock".

Get up early for that one. Tours are available only Sunday to Thursday with no entry after 1:00PM.

 

Roof Top View Roof Top View of Dome

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roof Top Tour Jew & Muslim Neighbors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our guide gives us "The Cliff Note" version of the important sites with interesting stories to go along with them.

 

Competing Churches Competing Mosque And Synagogue

 

 

Jesus Hand Print Hand Print Of Jesus

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Muslim Story Muslim Printed Story
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We learn about all the communities in The Old City and their history here.
 
 
 
Armenian Genocide Armenian Genocide
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clothing For Sale Clothes For Sale
 
 
Prayer NotesPrayer Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Market Street                                                                                                                                        We take it all in, including a guided roof top tour!

 
My highlights,  revisiting The Wailing Wall and putting my hand in the hand print believed left by Jesus on "Via Dolorosa".
 
 
 
Simon Cross Bearer Simon Cross Bearer Chapel along Via Dolorosa, the path Jesus took to be crucified.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Oldest Grafitti Oldest Graffiti
 
 
 

 
DSC00852 Old Roman Road
 







 
Our guide does a great job and he is deserving of a nice tip at the end of the tour.


Old Jerusalem City Mosaic

 

Continental 777 Tonight, I fly home from Tel Aviv with great memories from a wonderful experience.

 

 

 

 

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