Spent a day-and-a-half walking around in Jerusalem, including the Old City, the New City (Jaffa Road), and the Mount of Olives. A lot of walking, with a lot of impressions. Here's just a selection...
Part of the old city wall, with above it the Dome of the Rock (left), the Al-Aqsa mosque (center), and the Mount of Olives (right).
Another view of the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Mount of Olives from the Jewish quarter of the Old City.
Prayer time in the Muslim quarter of the Old City.
A random little street in the Christian quarter of the Old City.
Part of the Citadel (Tower of David).
Some even older remnants below the city wall.
More ruins, with the backside of the Al-Aqsa mosque above.
Apparently both the Jews and the Muslims claim that these are tombs of some of their prophets. Reminds me of a line from a Dire Straits song: "Two men say they're Jesus. One of them must be wrong."
The Mount of Olives, with those disputed tombs at its base.
A view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, the slopes of which are covered with graves. Dead people waiting for resurrection, which is supposed to start right here. Some of these people have already been waiting here for some 3000 years!
The Western Wall, the most holy site for Orthodox Jews. The Dome of the Rock stands almost right above it.
A panoramic view of the Citadel, right next to the Jaffa Gate.
Another panoramic view, of the Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque, and the Western Wall (below the Dome). Scroll right to see it all...
And finally, a panoramic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives.
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